Tax and Trust Apprentice PAYNE HICKS BEACH

The Private Client Department is looking to recruit a Trust and Tax Apprentice to assist more senior team members in the trust and tax section. You will be administering our clients’ trust, tax and financial affairs and in the preparation of accounts and financial statements.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note, salary is by reference to academic qualifications, work experience and current/previous employment terms.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General day to day duties will include:

  • Posting and reconciling accounting records
  • Assisting with tax computations and tax return preparation
  • Producing meeting papers for client meetings
  • Arranging the payment of invoices and the distribution of funds
  • Assisting with reporting and compliance obligations
  • Assisting with more complex cases on ad hoc assignments when called upon by tax and trust managers and solicitors in the Private client department

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

The successful candidate will be appointed a mentor and be trained by and primarily work under the supervision of various senior members of the trust and tax section.

A structured programme of tuition will be provided by an accredited training provider over a two-year period. Depending on the applicant’s experience and level of entry, this may be a Level 4 apprenticeship, with the view to studying for either the AAT or ATT. 

For suitable candidates and/or graduate applicants, this apprenticeship may be extended to a Level 7 apprenticeship, working towards the ACA or CTA qualification.

External training will be either for one day a week or on block release and be supplemented by private study, periodic assessments and on the job training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will continue to be given help to develop and can continue in the firm’s employment. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Customer service skills


A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels (Grade BBC minimum) Essential

Things to consider

Please note, the Apprenticeship start date will be agreed on offer.

About the employer

Payne Hicks Beach is a 45 partner firm of solicitors based in offices in New Square, Lincoln’s Inn. In total the firm comprises about 200 staff. The firm provides specialist legal services to private and commercial clients. We are best known for our family and private client work and are widely regarded as one of the very best of the small number of firms in the UK who provide these specialist services at the highest level. We also have an excellent reputation in many other areas of law (rated in both Chambers and Legal 500). Our offices are located at 10 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, one of the finest squares in London, a building which the firm has occupied since 1770. More information about the departments and the work of the firm may be found on our website.







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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Professional accounting or taxation technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023