Allen & Overy – Finance Apprenticeship Opportunity

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Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. We work on some of the most challenging and important deals and have built a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that help our clients grow, innovate and thrive. The legal industry is changing, and we’re committed to leading that change, putting our people first, embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work. Our business teams work hand-in-hand with our lawyers, Consultants and other specialist teams, and are ambitious, driven and leaders in their field.

With us, you will constantly be learning and growing. We invest in you by offering exceptional professional and personal development – providing training, mentoring and practical support. We offer rewarding careers that are built around your strengths and designed to ensure you can achieve your personal and professional goals, recognising that those may look different for everyone.

We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re determined to play our part in advancing a workplace where progress is made by harnessing our differences – whatever defines you, we ask you to bring your whole self to work. What truly defines a career at Allen & Overy? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. We provide challenge, support and a place for you to belong. And together we excel, working on meaningful projects of global significance.

The Apprenticeship

The Partners’ Affairs and Taxes (“PAT”) Team is a team of over twenty professionals located in London, Belfast and Hong Kong which is responsible for the management of the firm’s global tax affairs.

As a Tax Apprentice within the PAT team, you will play a key role in our work needed to meet tax compliance obligations set by tax authorities in the UK and globally, including income taxes, corporation taxes, VAT and payroll taxes. In this role, you will have responsibilities for specific territories, including building and coordinating relationships with local Finance teams and external tax advisors to ensure that tax issues that are relevant for these territories are dealt with on a timely basis. You will also have the opportunity to work on wider team projects to deliver solutions to complex international tax and accounting issues, often involving multiple countries and different types of tax.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience of a career in tax in a leading global law firm. You will be working with and learning from qualified accountants and tax professionals with extensive experience of law firms and other multinational businesses.

Allen & Overy, in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College, will be committed to investing in your training to enable you to gain a Level 5 Apprenticeship in Accounting. The apprenticeship is offered as a 2-year fixed term contract.

Who we are looking for

Previous relevant experience is not required but applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with staff based in other teams and offices.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, persistent, robust, commitment to “getting the job done”.
  • Able to work effectively using own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong numeracy and IT skills.
  • Strong time management skills – ability to multi-task and manage own workload.
  • Minimum of 96 tariff points (UCAS New tariff points for entry to Higher Education) from any A Level subject combination; or a minimum of MMM profile on Extended Diploma in Business and Finance or related area.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs of grade C or above, including Mathematics at Grade B/6 (or equivalent), and Grade C/4 in English (or equivalent).


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