About HM Revenue and Customs
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) plays a vital part in our society and economy.
We are the UK’s tax and customs authority. Our purpose is to collect the money that pays for the country’s public services and helps families and individuals with targeted financial support.
Our work funds schools and hospitals, builds roads and infrastructure and supports communities and the economy - so we need everyone to pay the tax that is legally due, no matter who they are.
We do this through education, excellent customer service and well-designed systems - and we step in when tax is at risk of not being paid.
We’re among the best in the world at what we do: around 95% of the tax legally due in the UK is paid. In 2018 to 2019 alone, we secured just under £628 billion.
With around 60,000 employees serving 45 million customers, HMRC is a major government department which offers a broad range of career paths and possibilities for tax professionals.
Becoming a modern, digitally-advanced organisation
Our ambition is to become the world’s most digitally-advanced tax authority. We are designing new systems, products and processes around customers to make it as easy as possible for them to deal with us.
We are using digital services and smart data to help us better identify the minority who seek to avoid or evade their taxes.
As a result, we continue to have one of the lowest tax gaps – the difference between what is owed and what is actually collected – in the world. We have one of the largest and most dynamic IT operations in Europe and by 2020 we will be among the most digitally-advanced tax authorities in the world
Tax Specialist Programme
High-potential graduates who join our Tax Specialist Programme will get the chance to become part of a highly-trained group of tax professionals who tackle the most challenging aspects of tax work in HMRC.
The programme is designed to give you a broad insight into the range of the tax work HMRC undertakes. It’s the perfect foundation for a wide-ranging career and offers the opportunity to find your way as you develop. HMRC will encourage and support you in exploring and developing your own particular skills and knowledge.
You’ll learn to deal with complex tax cases, confidently negotiate with customers and their professional advisers, and lead and influence teams.
The programme is structured to identify and develop your potential, ensuring you’re ready to take up a senior tax position when you complete the programme, which takes around 3 years.