120 graduates needed to join HM Revenue and Customs as tax trainees

HM Revenue and Customs Tax Professional Development Programme

The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a campaign to recruit at least 120 graduates as tax trainees.

The graduates will join a specially-designed four-year Tax Professional Development Programme, gaining skills across all of HMRC’s activities. This could include working with specialist teams investigating tax fraud, unravelling complex tax avoidance schemes, looking at the tax affairs of big businesses, while also gaining general business skills.  

Almost 16,000 applied for 200 places on the programme last year.

Edward Troup, Tax Assurance Commissioner and second Permanent Secretary at HMRC, said: “One day you could be working on criminal investigations or statistical forecasting, the next you might be challenging an avoidance scheme from a blue chip company.

“We are looking for graduates to join our 65,000 staff in the vital work of bringing in £476 billion in tax from 60 million taxpayers and 4.8 million businesses.”

Troup explained that the work of HMRC “has an impact on every single person and business in Britain and is vital to ensuring the UK has the money to fund public services.”

Graduates can find out about the Tax Professional Development Programme at gov.uk/hmrc/graduates and at HMRC’s Tax Professional Graduate Facebook page at facebook.com/HmrcGraduates.

The deadline for submitting applications is 29th November 2013.