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Level 4 Tax Technician Apprenticeship (4321)

We're a full-service law firm, which means whatever advice is needed we can help. Giving the best possible advice is about more than knowledge and expertise. We seek to understand the people and business we work with as deeply as possible and take time to listen to what matters most to them.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

Your Role

Due to the growth of our Private Wealth division, we are looking to recruit a Tax Assistant to join our friendly boutique accountancy and tax team based in Chichester.  The team deals with a wide range of work for its high net worth, Court of Protection and trust clients.  As part of a dynamic law firm we work closely with our lawyer colleagues, helping the firm’s clients with their tax compliance.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen to progress their career specifically within the Tax arena. 

Working within the tax and trusts compliance team, this role provides accounting and tax return support to senior fee earners to service a wide variety of personal tax clients.  The role involves a mix of compliance and advisory services support to the senior fee earners and their clients.  You will be expected to draft tax returns and eventually review tax returns drafted by others.  You will also eventually manage your own caseload and work to fee earning targets.


What you’ll be doing

  • Preparation of tax returns using software
  • Running reports and filing tax returns
  • May involve preparation of accounts depending on role
  • Drafting correspondence to clients and stakeholders
  • Dealing with phone calls to and from clients
  • Dealing with phone calls to HMRC
  • Attend client and internal meetings and take notes and actions
  • Generally provide support and assist with achieving the objectives of the team including client billing
  • Deal with relevant administration duties including photocopying, scanning documents, amending documentation, archiving; filing; file maintenance and opening files
  • Process incoming post and ensuring outgoing post is dealt with efficiently
  • Assist with BD&C activities and arrange training where applicable.
  • You’ll be expected to provide efficient, cost effective work using commercial software.  
  • You will learn how to prepare annual self-assessment tax returns, capital gains returns, and provide advice, for a portfolio of clients.
Our Apprenticeship

Who is it for?

This apprenticeship is perfect for someone who is looking to begin a career within the tax arena.  This apprenticeship is a great alternative to university as it provides you with the chance to earn whilst you learn.

What will I study?

Given the nature of the role, you will be working with BPP who are our training provider and they will provide full study support for the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualification. This is an apprenticeship opportunity and following completion, you will also obtain the Level 4 Tax Technician Apprenticeship badge of honour.

What are the entry requirements?

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C or 9 to 4 (or equivalent), including Maths and English. You’ll also need at least 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies) in order to meet the minimum academic requirements needed to complete this apprenticeship.

If you have a law degree, you are unable to apply for this apprenticeship however you could apply for a Training Contract with us. Visit our Early Careers Recruitment website for more information. 


What We Can Offer You

Our apprentices receive a full benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two volunteering days a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • We pay our apprentices a starting salary of £19,838 and £21,749 in London
  • Access to a variety of training and development resources

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

The background checks made will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


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Thomas Eggar House, Friary Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, PO19 1UF

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  • Sub-Department:
    Tax, Trusts & Compliance
  • Sub-Division:
    Private Client Services
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    IM LLP
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