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Tax Support Trainee with GoSimpleTax Ltd

OL1 1ET, Oldham
£230 - £269 per week (dependent on experience)
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
18-24 months
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Job Details

Job Description:

Salary: £230 - £269 per week (dependent on experience)

Are you interested in both tax and technology? Are you looking for a unique opportunity within the tax industry? Do you want to acquire a tax qualification whilst developing as a young professional?

GoSimpleTax is an award-winning software company based in Greater Manchester, producing cloud tax self-assessment, MTD for VAT bridging software and also currently developing their MTD for Income Tax model.

The Role

Working closely with the tax team in a mixed role from supporting users through a ticket system, shadowing the tax team when performing additional services such a tax reviews, identifying issues with the software and communicating with the in-house development (DEV) team, testing software updates and completing your Level 4 Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) qualification.

The job will consist of actioning support tickets sent in by users having issues with the software or requesting assistance with completing the tax return forms. As the software requires payment there may be situations arising where account management is needed. Any uncertainties can be discussed during the interview process.

You will be enrolled on the Level 4 ATT apprenticeship scheme where you will study towards full qualification. Study leave days will be granted where relevant and 20% of your time will consist of on the job learning.

Initially the role will be a hybrid format with some time in the Oldham office and the rest remote working, once settled you will have a more remote based role.

Key skills & attributes

  • Passionate and highly motivated
  • Innovative and forward thinking
  • Team working and collaboration
  • Strong analytical and problem solving
  • Excellent organisation and self-management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistent application
  • A high level of customer focus and commercial awareness
  • Strong written communication
  • Ability to work to tight timescales
  • Commitment to quality
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change


No previous tax experience required, however, willingness to learn is key. The right candidate will have an interest for both IT systems and maths/accounting whilst wanting to grow as a young professional.

Training Provided:

As an Accounting Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Professional Accountancy Taxation Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. Within the apprenticeship you will undertake the ATT certificate level professional qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at a BPP centre or via the Online Classroom platform, in addition to at the workplace.


Apprenticeship: 18 months Job Role: Permanent

Skills & Personal Qualities:

  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel)
  • Interest in IT software/systems
  • Punctuality
  • Good communication
  • Organised
  • Motivated with the propensity to learn

Qualifications Required:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above
  • A Level at grade C or above in Maths, Accounting, IT or Business studies (desirable)

(or equivalent qualifications)

Future Prospects:

Opportunity to develop into a more senior role within the team.

Other information:

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s). 

BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing. Please contact us at if you have any queries or would like more.


About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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