Tax Technician Apprenticeship

I get a huge amount of support with the AAT course I’m currently studying. Not only do I have a great support network within Irwin Mitchell, but Damar Learning has been excellent in every step of my journey so far

Thomas Wood, Apprentice Finance Operations Assistant

Our Tax Technician Apprenticeship is based with our accountancy and tax team in Chichester. During your apprenticeship, you can learn on the job while supporting our high-net-worth and global UK clients.

During your apprenticeship, you’ll get involved in a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Preparing and filing tax returns
  • Corresponding with clients and HMRC
  • Using commercial case management and tax software.

Our Tax Technician Apprenticeship scheme will give you a great chance to progress your career in the tax sector. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll come away with a valuable industry-accredited tax qualification.

Who’s It For?

If you have a genuine passion for finance, an ATT (Association of Tax Technicians) apprenticeship could be perfect for you. This course is a great way to build your skills towards a Level 4 Professional Taxation Technician qualification, while also earning a wage. It’s a fantastic first step in your career.

You’ll earn a starting salary of £18,018 and get a range of employee benefits too.

What Will I Study?

Our training partner BPP will deliver your ATT tax technician training. The ATT is a professional body that specialises in training for tax technicians.

You’ll spend most of your time at work getting exposure and involvement in tax and  accounting activities, with some dedicated time to spend on your apprenticeship each week. Your academic learning will cover most aspects of tax and accounting, including:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the core elements of personal and business taxation
  • Applying accounting/tax knowledge to consistently deliver high quality, accurate data 
  • Understanding and applying professional standards to financial information, ensuring legal compliancy.

You can find more information on what you’ll study and the sort of work you’ll do as part of your apprenticeship on the BPP website.

What Qualification Will I Get?

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll receive a Level 4 Professional Taxation Technician qualification.

What Are The Entry Requirements?

You’ll need five GCSEs at grade A* – C, specifically Maths and English and three A Level A-C (excluding General Studies). If using the numbered grading system, you’ll need five GCSEs at grade 9 – 4.

What Can I Do After My Apprenticeship?

There are a number of roles you can progress to with us, such as a supervisor or team leader or more senior roles advancing into tax. We’re always keen to support and progress our employees as this can benefit you and our firm.

You can also continue with your studies through the BPP programme, without going to university.

How to apply

Applications for 2022 apprenticeships are now open.

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Awards & Accreditations

We're proud to have our hard work recognised by leading industry organisations, both as a law firm and as an employer.