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HMRC seeks tomorrow’s top tax talent

Press Release   •   Sep 26, 2014 11:32 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is searching for more than 250 graduates to join its graduate training scheme.

The graduates will join the specially-designed four-year Tax Specialist Programme, gaining skills across all of HMRC’s activities. This could include investigating tax fraud, unravelling complex tax avoidance schemes and scrutinising the tax affairs of big businesses. 

The department is looking for graduates with at least a 2:2 degree in any discipline to apply for the challenging scheme. Last year around 11,700 graduates applied for 200 places.

Edward Troup, Second Permanent Secretary of HMRC said:

“HMRC’s work is incredibly varied, and our graduate programme attracts thousands of graduates each year.

“This is our biggest intake yet and we’re looking for bright, motivated graduates who want to play a part in collecting the money that makes the UK's vital public services run.”

Graduates can find out about the Tax Specialist Programme at and at HMRC’s Tax Professional Graduate Facebook page at

Applications for the scheme close on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Issued by HM Revenue & Customs Press Office

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax authority.

HMRC is responsible for making sure that the money is available to fund the UK’s public services and for helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.