Tax Graduate Programme

Help local and international businesses find better ways of doing tax while you progress towards becoming a tax advisor.

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    What is Tax at EY?

    Tax affects every aspect of our lives and laws are always changing. We help organisations from start-ups to influential multinationals manage every element of their business’s tax.


    You’ll work closely with colleagues across borders, using EY tools and networks to solve complex business and tax problems. By combining the power of EY’s tax experience with innovative technology, you can help us transform the tax function of the future.


    Locations available: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol and Luton

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    We have closed this programme in London, Leeds and Manchester. Some roles may open again later in the season, so we'd recommend you keep checking our website for the most up to date recruitment information. You can also register your interest here to keep up to date.  

    What will you be doing?

    • Working across various specialist tax teams within UK & Ireland or Financial Services
    • Working directly on tax reporting, compliance and planning alongside senior colleagues
    • Building important relationships with clients
    • Are you eligible to apply?

      We operate an open access policy, meaning we don’t screen out applications on your academic performance alone. You will, however, need to be working towards an honours degree in any subject, have a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) to be eligible to apply. 

      We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds and are looking for individuals who will succeed at EY in the desired role and future qualifications, therefore throughout our recruitment process your academic performance will be considered against your online assessment scores to determine your suitability for an EY role. We are also proud to partner with RARE recruitment, so that your application can be processed in the context of your socio-economic background. This allows us to give you the maximum credit for your achievements, assessing whether you have overachieved in light of your personal circumstances. Read more on our approach here.

    Three-year programme

    Professional qualifications

    In chartered accountancy with ICAS, ICAEW or Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)

    Level 7 Apprenticeship*

    In Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree). Learn more here.
    *Please note: Level 7 apprenticeships do not apply to EY offices in Scotland.


    Dependent on location, salaries start from £21,400 per year

      How’s it structured?

      Developing your understanding of local and international tax laws is at the heart of this programme. After an EY induction you’ll join your team in Financial Services where you may specialise in Direct Tax, Indirect Tax or Transfer Pricing, or UK & Ireland where you can choose from Direct Tax, Indirect Tax or Personal Tax. In both areas you’ll have coaching and training opportunities and lots of support from your team.

      In your first year you’ll start studying for a professional qualification and government accredited, Level 7 Apprenticeship in accountancy and taxation if you meet the eligibility requirements. The qualifications you study towards will depend on the sub service line you join.

      Throughout your second and third years, you may get opportunities to work on secondments abroad, directly with clients on site, and to continue gathering the knowledge and skills you need to reach your career goals. If you do a great job and achieve your qualifications, you’re likely to be promoted to Tax Advisor by the end of year three.

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      What about the extras?

      Discounted gym memberships, interest-free loans, generous pension plans – there are lots of perks to being a grad at EY.

      See rewards and benefits