Tax Apprenticeship Programme

Help local and international companies ensure they pay the correct amount of tax whilst you progress towards becoming a tax advisor.

    Tax at EY

    Tax affects every aspect of our lives and laws are continuously changing. We help local and global organisations, from start-ups to influential multinationals, manage every element of their business’s tax affairs and tax risk policies.

    Technology in Tax

    You’ll work closely with colleagues across borders, using EY technology 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.

    What will you be doing?

    • Working across various specialist tax teams within UK & Ireland or Financial Services
    • Working directly on technical research alongside senior colleagues
    • Working alongside audit teams assisting in the review of tax disclosures and other tax items in the accounts
    • Interacting with global EY teams on tax compliance engagements and gaining an overview of tax requirements worldwide
    • Building important relationships with clients through meetings and day-to-day work 
    • Coaching and management of onshore junior and offshore resource to facilitate the delivery of your work
    • 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.

    Programme length

    4 years and 4 months


    Dependent on location, salaries up to £22,100

    Professional qualifications

    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.

      Learn more

      The support, guidance, advice and tips you need to apply to one of our programmes. Use our quick links to find out more.
      I have the opportunity to work with many recognisable clients, build my network and learn from incredible people.


      Tax Apprentice


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