Join the HMRC Graduate Programme (Tax Professional)

22 November 2018

With almost 60,000 employees, more than £600 billion in revenue and around 45 million customers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is a major government department with serious responsibilities.

HMRC’s work and the revenue it collects touches the lives of every single adult and business in the UK, from students and single mothers to the largest multi-national corporations. HMRC is the business that helps keep the UK working. As such, HMRC is completely in a league of its own.

HMRC help the honest majority to get their tax right and make it hard for the dishonest minority to cheat the system, by being impartial and increasingly effective and efficient in their administration.

HMRC need people with the potential to become part of the highly trained cadre of tax professionals who tackle the most challenging aspects of tax work in HMRC. The Tax Specialist Programme exists to identify and develop these people.

The diversity of the work at HMRC calls for a range of tax professionals and offers a broad range of career paths and possibilities.

HMRC’s Tax Specialist Programme (TSP) leads to work as a generalist tax professional or specialist in technical or investigative work.

The programme is structured to identify and develop your potential, ensuring you’re ready to take up a senior tax position when you complete the programme, which takes around 3 years.

In 2013 to 2014, students voted HMRC as the best graduate recruiter in the banking, insurance and financial services sector. In 2018, HMRC was placed 34th in the Guardian UK 300 top graduate employers.


Interested? Find out about HMRC's graduate recruitment programme, the selection process, and how to apply for the 2019 programme on GOV.UK.