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“On the professional services apprenticeship, you’ll work in tax, auditing or accountancy, preparing financial accounts, tax returns or reporting on internal financial controls”

The higher apprenticeship in professional services will take you all the way to chartered status within tax, auditing or accountancy. Depending on the pathway you choose, you may work as a senior accountancy trainee, a role in which you’ll brief and coach junior staff and review their work, plan projects and prepare reports, prepare financial accounts, manage information and financial statements, and advise clients on business transactions. External or internal senior audit trainees will manage audits, such as overseeing the testing of controls and checking financial records, while tax apprentices, working in personal tax, corporation tax or tax compliance, will manage the preparation of tax returns and oversee the completion of various tax forms. Both the audit and tax roles within professional services may also include briefing and coaching junior staff.

Duration: 24 to 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English, or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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