What is Tax at EY?

With clients that range from aspiring entrepreneurs to the UK's leading financial institutions, we support our clients’ by helping them navigate the complex and ever changing demands of UK tax legislation.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Exeter, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

What will you be doing?

  • Specialising in personal tax within Financial Services
  • Helping to deliver personal tax compliance and/or advisory services as part of a team
  • Building important relationships with clients and senior stakeholders

Are you eligible to apply?

We operate an open access to all policy and we don’t screen out any applications only on your academic performance at GCSE or A-Level. However, you’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths and to have completed three A-levels, five Scottish Highers or equivalent by the time the programme starts. 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.

26 months


Level 4 Apprenticeship

in Accounting and Taxation, equivalent to a foundation degree and above

Professional qualifications

Association of Taxation Technicians, with the potential to complete the CTA across your career

Up to £21,750

Dependent on location, salaries up to £21,750 per year

What’s it like?

Laura joined EY as an apprentice in UK&I Tax. Discover how she found the secret to building great rapport with clients from all different sectors.

How’s it structured?

Developing your understanding of UK taxation rules is at the heart of this apprenticeship. After an EY induction you’ll join your team in Financial Services where you will specialise in a particular area of Personal Tax.

Wherever you’re based, you’ll be learning on-the-job, have access to coaching and training opportunities and lots of support from your team, too. In your first year you’ll also begin working towards your professional qualifications. All FS Personal Tax apprentices will study towards the Association of Taxation Technicians professional qualification with a potential further option to complete the Chartered Tax Advisor qualification. Over the course of the apprenticeship you’ll build invaluable business skills and knowledge that will ready you for a brilliant career, wherever you set your sights.

Meet our people

Success without a degree

Coming from a background in PE, Jenni decided to leave university and join the Tax Apprenticeship programme in Exeter and hasn’t looked back since! She enjoys being a ‘detective’ by working through all the facts to find a solution.

From personal tax to US tax

After researching school leaver programmes online, Oliver applied for our Tax programme in Newcastle and now works as an Assistant Tax Advisor supporting clients with their tax needs.

What about the extras?

From access to FlexEY’s benefits programme to generous pension plans and discounted gym memberships – there are lots of perks to being an apprentice at EY.

Where do you want to be?

We offer the Personal Tax Centre apprenticeship in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Newcastle.


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