Tax Apprenticeship 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: Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.

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    What will you be doing?

    • Working across various specialist tax teams within UK & Ireland or Financial Services
    • Working directly on tax reporting, technical research and data analysis 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 a minimum of grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths, and to have completed three A-levels/Five Highers (or equivalent) by the time the programme starts.

      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.

      It is therefore important that you provide us with your top three obtained or accurately predicted A-Levels (or equivalent) as these will be verified and considered as part of the offer process should you be successful. Any drop in grades could jeopardise your offer of employment. Read more on our approach here.

    4.5 year programme

    Level 7 Apprenticeship*

    in Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree)
    *Please note this applies to English office locations only.

    Professional qualifications

    with ICAEW in England, ICAS in Scotland – two of the UK’s most highly regarded chartered accountant qualifications

    Up to £22,000

    Dependent on location, salaries up to £22,000

    How’s it structured?

    Developing your understanding of local and international tax laws is at the heart of this apprenticeship. After an EY induction you’ll join your team in either Financial Services or UK & Ireland where you will specialise in a particular area of Tax.

    Wherever you’re based, you’ll be learning on-the-job, have access to coaching and training opportunities and lots of support from your team, too. In your first year you’ll also begin working towards your professional qualifications. All apprentices will study for a CFAB qualification, which leads to full ACA qualification with a potential further option to complete the CTA. (However, if you work in FS Personal Tax, you’ll complete a CFAB qualification followed by the Association of Taxation Technicians professional qualification as part of the level 4 apprenticeship). Over the course of the apprenticeship you’ll build invaluable business skills and knowledge that will ready you for a brilliant career, wherever you set your sights.

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    What about the extras?

    Discounted gym memberships, generous pension plans, arts and culture – there are lots of perks to being an apprentice at EY.

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