HMRC set to start graduate recruitment for 2016

The latest round of recruitment for tax advisers to join HMRC's graduate recruitment programme is set to open for applications on 1 October 2015 for candidates looking to join the government department from 2016

The four-year HMRC Tax Specialist Programme (TSP) leads to work as a generalist tax professional or specialist in technical or investigative work.

Candidates will be paid a competitive salary throughout the training programme. The successful applicants will start work on 10 September 2016.

The entry requirement for the tax specialist programme is a 2:2 degree at application stage or the expectation of a 2:2 degree before September 2016.

At the end of the four-year programme, successful trainees can specialise and move around HMRC to build on their experience. The programme also includes mentoring, advice and supervision to gain tax professional qualifications such as CIOT’s chartered tax adviser (CTA) exams.

The training programme has nine modules, which are individually assessed. Each module usually lasts three to four months, and there are nine major exams during the programme. After four years, candidates will be ready to take on a technical/investigative role, or a customer relationship manager role.

In the recruitment advertisement, HMRC states: ‘You’ll learn to deal with complex tax cases, confidently negotiate with customers and their professional advisers, and to lead and influence teams.’

HMRC was placed 60 and 42 out of 300 in the Guardian UK 300 top graduate employers in 2012 to 2013 and 2013 to 2014 respectively, and has been voted by students in the Target jobs awards 2013 to 2014 as the best graduate recruiter in the banking, insurance and financial services sector.

HMRC has 64,500 employees, handles some £500bn in annual revenue and deals with 33m customers from individual taxpayers to the largest multinationals based out of the UK tax jurisdiction.

To find out more or set up an account to gain access to the HMRC online recruitment system and application process, click here

General information about the graduate trainee programme is available here

This vacancy goes live on 1 October 2015.

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