AAT/ACA/CTA School Leaver Associate: Tax


Experience Level

  • School leaver

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Entry Requirements

  • It is preferred that you will have achieved, or are on course to achieve, A–Level equivalents of ABB
  • Other grades will be considered
  • GCSE grades of 6 in English and Mathematics are also preferred


  • Competitive Salary
  • Training Costs
  • Generous Benefits Package


We want to hear from bright, ambitious school leavers who are keen to join our growing Tax team. This is a great opportunity for motivated, articulate and career-minded individuals to progress in a career within taxation.

A career at Ecovis is full of new experiences, stimulating challenges, and an environment where you can develop yourself and achieve your long-term goals. We offer you the opportunities to work on projects that will inspire you, build your own networks, be mentored and coached by experts in your field, and to thrive in a fully supportive and flexible environment.

Before applying, check out our Work With Us hub to get a feel for what it’s like to progress your career with us.

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Job Description

A glimpse into the tax associate role

As tax legislation is becoming increasingly complex, our clients need to understand how the evolving tax environment impacts their personal and business finances. As a tax associate, you will help our clients manage their tax affairs to ensure they stay ahead of the changing legislation, identify tax planning opportunities and minimise risk.


The School Leaver Programme

Our Tax Trainee programme is designed to give you the qualifications, skills and experiences you need to embark on a rewarding career within Tax.

You will study towards your ATT qualification. Following successful completion of this, you will have the option to either work through the Joint Programme route (ACA/CTA) or CTA qualification. These qualifications will give you the technical expertise and insight to advise our clients.

You will gain hands-on experience in a variety of Personal and Corporate Taxation work. Working closely with our team, you’ll experience on the job training, alongside a structured training programme. You will learn how to interpret complex legislation and deliver strategic solutions to provide our clients with clear advice and recommendations they can rely on. Taking early responsibility in your role, you’ll be helping our clients with everything from the tax compliance process, planning their operational and legal structures, advising on the availability of beneficial tax claims and informing their risk management.

Throughout the training programme you will have time to study and revise for your exams supported by us all the way. You’ll be completing the ATT then CTA professional qualifications so that you have the technical expertise and insight to advise our clients.


What we look for at Ecovis

Our recruitment process will give you an opportunity to tell us about yourself, your experience and what makes you right for Ecovis. Most importantly, we look for a good cultural fit. Someone who will add value to our team both personally and professionally and is committed to learn and contribute.

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths. Are you:

  • Motivated and focused on progression and continual learning?
  • Engaging and articulate?
  • Good at communicating with your peers, managers and clients?
  • Driven to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues alike?

Our commitment to you

Nurturing your talent

We are One Team – built with people who have come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, working together towards a common goal. Here, you will have unparalleled access to the best and brightest minds, a network of international counterparts, and our wide range of cutting-edge tools and software packages.

You will face a range of different stimulating challenges throughout your career here, helping you to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions for our clients and develop your skills along the way. At Ecovis, we equip you for success. You will gain invaluable experience in a commercial environment while developing a solid foundation with your qualifications.

You will work on a variety of business projects, exercising real responsibility alongside industry professionals and an extensive network of peers, mentors, managers, and partners. Your training will not only include the specialist knowledge and practical tools you’ll need for your business area, but we will also coach you and develop your client management, service, personal, and client-winning skills.

Apply Today

Welcome to your future


Like what you see and think you’re the perfect fit? If yes, please send your CV and covering letter to hr@ecovis.co.uk

We regret that due to the high number of CVs we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants. Only those candidates who are successful will be contacted.