At the start of your apprenticeship, most of your time will be spent gaining an understanding of tax in general whilst completing the first stage of your ATT qualification.
The ATT exam training will help develop your technical knowledge which might be put into practice by working alongside your colleagues in the tax department.
As your training progresses your commercial understanding and technical knowledge will broaden, and you will build your own client portfolio, and begin to manage these clients.
Seeking a Higher Apprenticeship opportunity is just like looking for a job, so you will need to keep your CV up to date and well presented as employers can recruit at any time of year. You need to find employers who are currently advertising Higher Apprenticeship opportunities, and follow the application process specified. There are a number of ways to find opportunities:
- Register on the National Apprenticeship Service Vacancy Board: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
- Register your details on websites that send out Apprenticeship vacancy alerts such as Future Talent: http://www.future-talent.com/
- Identify employers you would like to work and visit their 'careers' web page to find out whether they offer Higher Apprenticeships.