Guidance

Professional services apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the professional services sector.

The professional services’ sector provides support to businesses, helping them to improve and grow. This apprenticeship provides an entry route for specialist professional services firms and any business which employs auditors, tax professionals, business advisors or business development staff.

Training opportunities

Working in a tax role could involve:

  • assisting in the preparation of tax returns
  • completion of various tax forms
  • handle client communications in respect of their tax affairs
  • prepare simple accounting statements
  • carry out research to support tax work
  • contribute to a range of tax advice to clients

Working in an audit role could involve:

  • assisting in the conduct of statutory audits or assurance
  • understanding the basics of client’s business
  • conducting sections of an audit
  • checking financial records
  • reviewing assets
  • stock counts
  • collating company information and test controls
  • communicating findings with client and senior team

Other roles include junior consultant, account executive and business development assistant. These roles can involve:

  • assisting in the delivery of consulting projects for external or internal clients
  • work as part of a consulting team supporting the engagement leadership
  • the track and management of key accounts and relationships
  • carrying out internal and external communications activities
  • supporting client account teams in relationship management and business development

Types of apprenticeships

This is a higher level professional services apprenticeship. You could train in roles like:

  • tax trainee /assistant / junior
  • external/ internal audit trainee/ assistant/ junior
  • junior consultant
  • account executive
  • business development assistant

Apply for a professional services apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education