What is Tax at EY?


Tax affects every aspect of our lives and laws are always changing. We help local and global organisations from start-ups to influential multinationals, manage every element of their business’s tax.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations:Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Luton, Manchester and Reading.

What will you be doing?

  • Working across various specialist tax teams within UK & Ireland or Financial Services
  • Working directly on tax reporting, compliance and planning alongside senior colleagues
  • Building important relationships with clients

Are you eligible to apply?

You’ll need a minimum of Level 2/GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language & Maths, three A-levels, 5 Highers or equivalent, and an honours degree (in any subject) by the time the programme starts.




Level 7 Apprenticeship*

in Accountancy and Taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree) *Please note this applies to English office locations only.

Professional qualifications

in chartered accountancy with ICAS, ICAEW or Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)


Dependent on location, salaries start from £21,400 per year

What’s it like?

Learn how Ushana worked with some of the world’s largest financial institutions in his first year of the Tax Financial Services graduate programme.

How’s it structured?


Developing your understanding of local and international tax laws is at the heart of this programme. After an EY induction you’ll join your team in Financial Services where you may specialise in Direct Tax, Indirect Tax or Transfer Pricing, or UK & Ireland where you can choose from Direct Tax, Indirect Tax or Personal Tax. In both areas you’ll have coaching and training opportunities and lots of support from your team.

In your first year you’ll start studying for a professional qualification and government accredited, Level 7 Apprenticeship in accountancy and taxation if you meet the eligibility requirements. The qualifications you study towards will depend on the sub service line you join.

Throughout your second and third years, you may get opportunities to work on secondments abroad, directly with clients on site, and to continue gathering the knowledge and skills you need to reach your career goals. If you do a great job and achieve your qualifications, you’re likely to be promoted to Tax Advisor by the end of year three.

Where could a tax career take you?

Working in an environment that values and stretches you can positively impact your career progression. Just ask Stephanie, she feels like the world is her oyster.  

Meet some of our graduates


Growth with Financial Services Tax – Abi

Projects in Geneva. Secondments in New York. What started as a summer internship has become a fully-fledged, international tax career for Abi. This is how.


Joining UK&I Direct Tax – Sal

Sal jumped straight into work helping clients manage their taxes during mergers and acquisitions. He’s learnt a lot about international tax laws and is loving the skills he’s developing.

What about the extras?

Discounted gym memberships, interest-free loans, generous pension plans – there are lots of perks to being a grad at EY.

Where do you want to be?

We offer the Tax graduate programme in several cities around the UK.

Applications to this programme are now open in the following locations: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Luton, Manchester and Reading.


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