Tax Graduate Programme

Tax is a vital service line here at EY. Our teams work with every type of client – from global companies and individuals, to charities and NGOs.


You have the opportunity to work within Direct Tax, Indirect Tax and Mobility & Reward. Scroll through our videos above to see how our current UKI & FSO graduates describe their roles within Tax.

Working in the UK & I

In the UK and Ireland, our Tax teams work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to manage every aspect of our clients’ tax affairs. Our clients include some of the world’s largest companies who we work with on issues like the tax impact of multi-billion-pound takeover deals, but also disruptor start-ups who we might advise on government incentives to encourage research and development. Increasingly, we find ourselves working with government on how to use tax as a lever to drive behaviour in society.

Working in Financial Services

Our Financial Services Tax teams also play a pivotal role in supporting our clients’ business agenda by helping them navigate the complex and swiftly changing demands of national and international tax legislation. They look to us to help create value, save money, and achieve sustainable outcomes. Graduates joining them may contribute to global compliance projects with EY offices in multiple countries, or tax advisory services as clients require assistance negotiating complex and high-profile transactions and tax planning projects. Or they might work with indirect tax on VAT structuring, analysis and litigation. Above all, they’ll be helping clients make the right decisions, contributing to the better working world that everyone wants to see.



Level 7 Apprenticeship in Accountancy and Taxation

All eligible Tax graduates will now work towards their professional accountancy qualification and a government accredited, Level 7 Apprenticeship in Accountancy and Taxation, which is the equivalent of a masters degree. The Level 7 standard was designed by industry – the ‘trailblazer’ group, which was chaired by EY and included accountancy firms and bodies such as ICAEW and ICAS.   

Professional qualifications

All Tax graduates will also continue to study for a professional qualification as part of their contract, with most studying for a Chartered Accountancy qualification with ICAS or the Chartered Tax Advisor qualification with CIOT.

As a graduate in our Mobility or Reward teams you will study for the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualification. 

You’ll also benefit from informal technical training sessions to discuss new legislation with your team – a great opportunity to learn from senior people, and a counsellor who will oversee your formal career development and help you reach your career goals.

What locations can I work in?


2018 applications are now closed.


Tax is a firm grounding in business, and it's relevant to every business in the world. Other areas of EY will need your skills - so you'll get a broad experience right from day one.


Hear from Stephanie on why she chose Tax, and what life and work has been like since then.


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EY and You

Not sure which area of EY to apply to? Play our interactive quiz and take away the guesswork. You’ll answer 7 scenario-based questions and we’ll tell you which service lines you’ll be well suited to.


We have people from different levels across our UK business ready to answer your questions. Got a question for a Graduate? Want to know what Tax is really like? What do we do in Audit?


What do we do in Tax?

We help clients to navigate the ever-changing world of international tax. You’ll work on a full range of tax services for clients from start-ups to multinationals.

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