Tax Apprenticeship Programme
Help local and international companies ensure they pay the correct amount of tax whilst you progress towards becoming a tax advisor.
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.
4 years and 4 months
Dependent on location, salaries up to £22,100
ICAEW in England and ICAS in Scotland
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.
How’s it structured?
Developing your understanding of local and international tax laws is at the heart of this programme. Whether you join UK & Ireland or Financial Services, you'll be in a supportive team and will receive regular coaching and mentoring. You'll be learning on-the-job and will be given access to training opportunities.
Year 1 - Your first year will be spent understanding how businesses operate and the tax issues associated with them. You will also begin studying for your professional qualification. You'll have lots of support and will build your technical knowledge by assisting Seniors with tax work while working alongside offshore support (where relevant).
Years 2 and 3 - You'll continue studying for your professional qualification. You will also be gaining invaluable experience through technical tax work and working directly with Managers and above. You will be assisting and delegating work to new joiners and taking on more responsibility on engagements and interacting directly with clients.
Year 4 - You'll complete the ICAEW/ICAS professional qualification and qualify as a chartered accountant.
Alongside day-to-day work, you'll also have the opportunity to join the many EY networks and social groups available, allowing you to broaden your opportunities and increase your social network.
I have the opportunity to work with many recognisable clients, build my network and learn from incredible people.