- Full study support to gain a globally recognised qualification.
- On the job training and practical experience in a friendly and supportive national VAT team
- Face to face contact with decision makers early on
- A career within a national organisation, with access to a global network of 30,000 people across 147 countries
- Working with a wide range of entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of large international groups
Who are we?
We're a dedicated team of like-minded VAT professionals, servicing the needs of a growing base of medium sized and large entrepreneurial businesses. As a member of one of the largest international accountancy associations in the world, a large amount of work we do addresses cross border VAT issues as well as other indirect tax matters, such as customs duty.
We are ranked among the UK's top 15 accountancy firms, therefore our varied client base are able to benefit from a high level of technical expertise which we are able to provide.
In 2019 alone, we won National Firm of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Graduate and Non-Graduate programme of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards, we internationally re-branded, and we grew substantially with a few high-profile mergers. It's an exciting time to join the firm!
You will have contact with other members of the business from the very start, that is why your ability to build great business relationships is so important.
What will I do?
As a VAT Tax Apprentice, you will start off by learning the fundamentals, including carrying out technical VAT research, advising clients on their VAT liabilities and negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs.
As your technical knowledge, commercial acumen and confidence grow, you will have the opportunity to become a trusted advisor to your clients.
We will make sure you have the right experience, personal development, and training to make your career stimulating and rewarding. We will carefully balance your practical experience to reinforce your professional training. Combined, these two crucial elements will help you achieve your qualification.
Along with your peers, you will be assigned mentors who will support and guide you as well as dedicated who will ensure your progress and development is on track.
Our Tax Apprentice's come from a variety of different academic and cultural backgrounds.
Please note that our tax training programme is available to both school leavers and graduates, but a degree is not essential.
We can offer a structured career path for those with ambition and the determination to develop a career in the profession.
Please note the interview and start dates are advisory and not set dates.
- IT skills - knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential
- Good numeracy skills
- Great verbal and nonverbal communication skills
- Able to build strong relationships
- Attention to detail.
- Takes pride in work and delivering outstanding service
- An ability and passion to solve complex problems
We do not require Tax Apprentice's to have a business or financial background. However, we do ask that applicants for our Tax Apprentice programme have achieved or are predicted to achieved at least 112 UCAS points (based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff) from 3 A-Levels, or equivalent, all achieved during the same exam year. This excludes General Studies.
We also ask that graduate applicants have either achieved or are working to achieve at least a 2:1 at university (or equivalent).
Level 4 Professional Accounting / Taxation Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
- Level 4 ATT qualification
The ATT syllabus follows a modular structure, which consists of two core certificate papers and four optional certificate papers, allowing you to specialise in your own area of interest or expertise.
To apply for full ATT membership, you must pass the two core papers, one of the four optional papers and the three computer-based exams (Law, Professional Responsibilities & Ethics and Accounting), plus have two years of practical work experience in UK taxation.
- Personal Taxation
- Business Taxation
- Business Compliance
- Corporation Taxation
- Inheritance Tax, Trusts & Estates
- Value Added Tax
- Professional Responsibilities and Ethics
The Apprenticeship standard details the essential Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours that somebody would need to demonstrate to be successful in this job role, this includes, Business Awareness, Ethics, Communication, Leadership, Planning and Prioritisation and Problem Solving. Apprentices will need to show they are competent in all the areas detailed in the standard when they take End Point Assessment.
The Knowledge areas of the standard will typically be covered through completion of the qualification. Skills and Behaviours are developed through workshops, e-learning, workplace training and practical experience provided ‘on-the-job’.