Charlotte, Tax trainee and former intern, Oxford

Charlotte

Tax trainee and former intern, Oxford

I’ve packed a lot into my two years here, learning and developing so much. I became part-qualified during my second year, and have experienced lots of variety in the work I do and in the clients I work with.

There’s lots of responsibility at an early stage which can be a bit daunting at first. I didn’t think that in just a few months, I’d have my own client portfolio. But my team are really supportive. They’ve helped me to take on new challenges and balance my work, studies and social life, which can be quite tough at times.

Today I’m a Corporate Tax Associate, splitting my time between our Oxford and Reading offices. I manage my own workload, and in a single day I may work with four or five of my clients helping to give advice about tax compliance, tax risks and more. I also spend blocks of time at a financial college developing my professional skills and working towards my ACA qualification.

'What I enjoy most is the variety of work and different clients I work with. There are so many opportunities here and projects to get involved with.'

Beyond your day job there are many opportunities and projects you can get involved with. I was part of the Live Lab at our Reading office where local business and community leaders came together to think about how we could all make Reading a better place and create a vibrant economy where people and businesses could flourish. It was amazing to see a diverse range of people connect and develop new ideas.

It’s the people who make working here so great. 100%. I still know people from my internship and I’ve support from my colleagues and other graduates I’ve kept in touch with since our induction.

The friendly and flexible culture means you’re treated as an individual. I enjoy working with big clients in a team that has a purpose beyond financial advice. I’m really looking forward to getting my ACA qualification and progressing my career here.