Working for HMRC
With 56,000 staff, who collectively help bring in over £500 billion in tax revenues, from more than 45 million individuals and 5.2 million businesses, we are a major business with serious responsibilities.
HMRC is much more than ‘the tax man’.
As well as collecting tax, we administer benefit payments, pay out tax credits and help to protect national interests.
We interact with all kinds of people, from businesses to individuals. In fact, almost everyone comes into contact with us at some point, which makes customer service central to everything we do.
All our job vacancies are advertised:
- on the Civil Service Jobs website
- with Jobcentre Plus
- in national and local newspapers
- in specialist publications
When you start working at HMRC, you will receive 22 days leave (pro rata for part time staff), which increases to 25 after a year’s service and 30 days after 10 years’ service.
You will also receive one day privilege entitlement to mark the Queen’s Birthday.
Flexible and part-time working
Flexi-time is available in many of our offices, subject to HMRC’s requirement to balance the needs of staff with everybody’s responsibility to meet business and service requirements. This enables staff to vary their working day and the way in which they work their total hours.
Part-time and term-time working may also be available, depending on the needs of the office. Some offices operate early evening shifts which might be suitable for students or people with other commitments in the day.
Other benefits of working for HMRC include:
- competitive pension arrangements
- training and development - we offer induction and ongoing training to staff
- childcare vouchers to all eligible members of staff across all of our 300 offices
- sports and social facilities in some offices
- interest-free loans allow staff to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket
Our Tax Specialist Programme provides talented graduates with experience and responsibility, supported by mentoring, advice and supervision to gain tax professional qualifications. Graduates receive a competitive salary while managing complex tax cases, negotiating with customers and their professional advisors and learning to lead and influence teams. At the end of the 4-year programme, there are opportunities to specialise and to move around HMRC.
For all the latest updates and to ask us any of your questions on the programme, follow the HMRC graduates page on Facebook.
Pupil barrister and trainee solicitor posts within HMRC are offered as part of the wider Government Legal Service (GLS) annual recruitment campaign.