EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Innovation – Tax

EY people working in Tax help make sure that our clients are paying the right tax, in the right way. If one of our clients starts doing business in another country, how much tax should they pay there? Tax laws change all the time, so keeping up with regulations is a big part of working in Tax.

In a digitally-driven world, we need to transform our business to prepare for changes happening in our profession as a result of emerging technologies. This means changing the way in which we deliver services to our clients, involving the introduction of a high degree of automation. We’re looking for people who will combine their tax and digital expertise to lead our business into the future.

As a degree apprentice working in Tax you will be part of an exciting new growth area at EY. Some examples of the work you could be doing include:

  • Solve problems using a host of state-of-the-art technologies and techniques – solving complex challenges in the automation of tax advice, tax monitoring, document review, transfer pricing or withholding taxes, and streamlining and automating tax compliance.
  • Gain experience in opportunities such as designing and prototyping emerging technology solutions (e.g. developing web and mobile apps)
  • Help to reshape the tax function of major FTSE-listed companies, to ensure they remain compliant while preparing them for a digital future.
  • Be part of EY’s own digital tax transformation as the UK tax authorities (and tax administrations around the world) fundamentally change the way they engage with taxpayers.
  • Work collaboratively in EY/client teams to solve our clients’ biggest business tax problems – building opportunities for your future in EY.

What support and professional qualifications will you receive?

You can expect first class training and support throughout your role. You will spend 20% of your time over 4 years studying towards a BSc degree. You will study with other Apprentices from leading Tech businesses with QA Apprenticeships. You will build on these skills in our teams with our clients in between your block release sessions. 
As well as your technical training, you'll also develop essential know-how through a range of activities. Over the 4 years you can expect to experience web-based learning, shadowing senior colleagues and team members, and training courses with our in-house experts. You'll be assigned a career counsellor on day one who'll work closely with you to identify your strengths and help you grow in your career.
Having gained a grounding in technology solution, design and implementation, along with exposure to our large client base, you’ll have a wealth of practical experience to combine with your college studies. This will open opportunities both inside and outside EY.


As an apprentice you can help business make the best use of their most valuable asset – their people.

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What do we look for?

You don’t need to have any prior technical or tax experience or qualifications – we are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a strong desire to learn and apply their knowledge in the tax domain.  Our degree apprenticeship offers you the chance to combine a business and technology career in a fast-paced, rapidly expanding field. You’ll work as part of small high-performing teams, so working well with others, as well as being able to think critically, is essential. Determination, ambition and energy are essential in this role.

So why wait? Come as you are and show the world what you’ve got. You’re more ready than you think.

Life in Tax

Lots of our clients pay tax all over the world, and tax regulations are constantly changing. Could you think of new innovations to ensure your clients pay the right tax at the right time?

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We're now open for applications. Apply now to start in September 2018.