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Job description

The Programme will give you a great insight into the true flavour of what a career with HMRC would have in store and the role of a Tax professional.

You will:

  • attend presentations from a number of business areas describing their role within HMRC

  • have an opportunity to undertake real work

  • take part in personal development activities

  • complete a project with other interns

    The Internship Programme will run between 6th July 2020 and 28th August 2020 for a period of 8 weeks.

    On successful completion of the internship programme you may be offered a place on the 3 year Tax Specialist Programme starting in September 2021.

    Your offer of a place on the Tax Specialist Programme will be the same location as you your internship placement.

    To find out more about our Tax Specialist Programme visit


    In order to apply you must be in the penultimate year of University and expect to achieve a minimum 2:2 degree in any subject by the start of the Tax Specialist Programme in September 2021.

    You must meet the nationality and immigration requirements for the post.


    We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
    • Communicating and Influencing
    • Delivering at Pace
    • Making Effective Decisions
    • Managing a Quality Service
    • Working Together



  • Learning and development
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
    Annual leave 22days pro rata

    Things you need to know


    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Ability.

    Stage 1 Online Tests

    Once you have completed your application form you will be invited to complete a verbal reasoning test. If successful, you will be invited to take a numerical reasoning test and if successful you will be invited to take a civil service judgement test.

    Please complete the online tests as soon as possible (within 24-48 hours is recommended), the closing date for the tests is 23:59 on 20th November 2019. If you fail to complete the online test before the deadline your application will be withdrawn. Guidance for the test will be available when you are invited to take the test. The tests are administered online and accessed via the CS Jobs website.

    ?There will be scheduled maintenance on the Civil Service Judgment Test on the following date:

    06/11/2019 - 06:00 - 12:00

    If you attempt to access the test during this time it will be unavailable. Please plan accordingly as the closing date for the test is 14/11/2019.

    If you meet the minimum standard on the civil service judgement test, your application will be put on hold for further consideration.

    Stage 2 Video Interview

    If successful at Stage 1, you will be invited to undertake an online video interview where your answers to a series of pre- set questions will be recorded and evaluated by a trained assessor. The interview will be a strengths based interview. Full information will be given as part of your video interview invite.
    You will need to complete your video interview between 25th November and 9th December 2019.

    Stage 3

    A one-day assessment centre which will run from midday to midday. There will be 56 assessment centres between 3rd February and 6th March 2020 at one of the following venues:

  • Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
  • Lawress Hall, Lincoln

    Security Update

    If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

    Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check & Disclosure Scotland. If location is in England will be DBS and Scotland will be Disclosure Scotland. Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

    In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-Employment.Checks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

    Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

    Further Information

    Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

    In November 2015, HMRC announced the next step in our ten-year modernisation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future, committing to high-quality jobs and the creation of new regional centres serving every region and nation in the UK. We set out our plans to consolidate into 13 large, modern offices, equipped with the digital infrastructure and training facilities needed to build a more highly-skilled workforce. These offices will be located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford. There will also be a small number of specialist sites, where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. In addition, our Welsh language service has people in specialist roles located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff. If you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HMRC's applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases this will be via a transitional site. If you are not a current civil servant, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. If you are a current HMRC employee and you joined HMRC through an advert that was advertised on or after 11/01/2017, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site. This is in line with the terms of your original appointment to HMRC. For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

    Reasonable adjustment

    If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

    If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

    Contact Government Recruitment Service via hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

    Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

  • Industry
    Job Sector
    Accountancy (Qualified)
    Job Position
    Tax Accountant
    Estimated Salary
    £18,360.00 - £18,360.00
    Birmingham, UK Show on map
    Post date
    Closing date

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