Tax Higher Apprenticeship Programme - London and Rickmansworth Mercer & Hole

Our higher apprenticeship programme offers an exciting opportunity to work in a busy office environment whilst studying towards a professional qualification for an 18 month programme. This is a fantastic platform to start a career in Accountancy.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Flexible working, a minimum of 23 days holiday, competitive salary, membership of our pension and life assurance scheme.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During this apprenticeship, we commit time to help you build your knowledge, skills and practical experiences, providing genuine development opportunities to enable you to become a future leader.

You will be involved initially in assisting with the preparation of accounts and tax returns. There will also be a number of administrative duties such as helping organise tax payments and payments to beneficiaries as well as preparing letters to clients and third parties. The complexity of the work will increase as you develop your work experience and progress through the programme.

As your experience grows, so do your responsibilities, ensuring you get the most out of your training with us and are able to apply the knowledge you are learning along the way.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Alongside the day to day duties you will also be studying for a professional qualification, the Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4 AAT).

The training will be a combination of on the job training, time off to study, attend college and complete online classes in preparation for exams. We also provide soft skills training and regular 1:1 meetings with your training manager to ensure you have all the support you need.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are no limits for our apprentices. Once you have completed the programme, you can progress onto further qualifications, for example, a three year ACCA qualification to become a Chartered Accountant, or whatever is the best choice for you.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working


A Level or equivalent Any discipline (Grade Minimum UCAS points of 112) Essential

About the employer

We are a top 40 accountancy firm with offices in London, St Albans, Rickmansworth and Milton Keynes. We provide our clients with accountancy and tax advice to help their businesses grow, support individuals and families, and help charities and trustees to manage their finances and comply with their obligations. Mercer & Hole recognises that people are its key assets, which makes achieving the right balance between work and home part of our culture.


Mercer & Hole


72 London Road

St. Albans




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Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Visit our website to view all our apprenticeship vacancies or click on the above link to start the process of applying online for this opportunity. Shortlisted candidates will have a telephone interview followed by online tests. The next stage of the process will consist of a face to face interview as well as doing some short exercises.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2023