Learn everything the UK’s leading Tax practices can teach you. Joining our Tax practice will provide you with the opportunity to work within a team covering an arena which is increasingly growing ever more complex. 

Tax is all about helping our clients to understand what tax they need to pay and how they can manage this in the most effective and ethical way.

Every time you buy a packet of crisps, go to the cinema, top up your phone credit or get paid for your part-time job, some of your money gets paid to the government. Well, imagine how many different kinds of tax you’d have to think about if you were employing staff, making millions of pounds in profits or relocating to another country.

Many of these things are everyday business for our clients, so it’s essential that they understand what their tax obligations are and how to manage these effectively. These days tax is headline news, making it more important than ever that our clients can be confident that they’re working within the scope of legislation and show that they’re doing the right thing, while also managing tax effectively for their business and their staff.

Working in tax at PwC puts you at the forefront of new developments and legislation, helping our clients – from international businesses to wealthy individuals – plan for the future and manage their tax affairs in the right way.

What you’d do

You can specialise in:

  • Corporate & Indirect Tax – focusing on Corporation Tax or VAT Compliance
  • Human Resource Consulting

You’ll join a team of experts, and your role will be to support these busy client teams who provide clients with advice and guidance about issues surrounding paying and minimising their tax bills. Your responsibilities will include a wide range of tasks which will vary depending upon the area of Tax you join.

You'll be involved in a wide variety of work from creating and tailoring client documents, to establishing and developing relationships with HM Revenue and Customs or the Inland Revenue. Whichever team you join, you can expect to get involved in technical research, drafting client correspondence and attending meetings with more senior members of the team.

Depending on the team you join, you could find yourself providing Tax advice on; mergers & acquisitions, corporation tax, transfer pricing, treasury & finance, international structuring, indirect tax, tax compliance, workforce structuring, reward and compensation frameworks, expatriate tax and international mobility. Clients include global players, FTSE 100 companies and Middle Market organisations. 

How you’ll develop

As part of the Higher Apprenticeship programme you'll undertake a structured, self directed learning programme, gaining knowledge of the industry and market, technical skills, self development & awareness, leadership skills and commercial awareness.

You’ll enjoy plenty of practical, on-the-job training while studying for a professional qualification with the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT). This takes two years and will enable you to secure relevant professional awards as a core part of your Higher Apprenticeship. We’ll give you study leave to go to college plus plenty of support, but you’ll need to study in your own time too. The hard work will be worth it though when you pick up your qualification. And the great thing is, by the time you complete your exams, you’ll have lots of valuable experience to build on.

At the same time, you'll study for a nationally recognised qualification and secure a Diploma in Tax Practice Level 4 to recognise your on the job learning. Whichever area you work in, you'll enjoy plenty of interaction with clients – from multinationals to ambitious start-ups across a wide range of industry sectors – in meetings and over the phone. You’ll get a solid grounding in your tax specialism plus regular training and updates to keep you up to speed with the latest legislation and boost your development. Gradually you’ll take on your own portfolio of clients as you progress.

What you'll need

A minimum of 240 UCAS tariff points from up to three A Levels (excluding General Studies) or equivalent qualifications. The exams must have been sat in the same academic year and we do not consider re-sits.

Please note that if you have a degree, you may find our graduate opportunities more appropriate. Having a degree does not lead to faster progression through this programme.

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