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 Belfast are open for the September 2019 intake, apply now.

All other locations are now closed. Register your interest for our 2020 opportunities now.

What will you be doing?

  • Specialising in one area within UK & Ireland or Financial Services
  • Working directly on tax reporting, technical research and data analysis 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 & Maths; if you don’t have this, don’t worry, we’ll arrange the required learning to complete as part of your programme. If you’ve completed three A-Levels, five Scottish Highers or equivalent
by the time the programme starts, this apprenticeship is for you.





Level 7 Apprenticeship*

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

Professional qualifications

with ICAEW in England, ICAS in Scotland. CFAB and ATT for the FS Personal Tax Centre

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 local and international tax laws is at the heart of this apprenticeship. After an EY induction you’ll join your team in either Financial Services or UK & Ireland where you will specialise in a particular area of 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 apprentices will study for a CFAB qualification, which leads to full ACA qualification with a potential further option to complete the CTA. However, if you work in FS Personal Tax, you’ll complete a CFAB qualification followed by the Association of Taxation Technicians professional 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.

Where could a tax career take you?

Stephanie is a Partner in Tax, working on global accounts with colleagues around the world.

Joining UK&I Tax – Ellie

With two years of her apprenticeship behind her, Ellie’s now helping some of the big names in the film industry.

My experience in FS Tax

Emma continues to gain responsibility and build her skills in an ever changing Tax market.

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 Tax apprenticeship in several cities around the UK.

Applications to Belfast are open for the September 2019 intake. 

All other locations are now closed.

Is EY right for you?

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