Having left university with no idea of what my next steps were to be, I spent a few years trying different jobs until deciding that a career in tax was something that really appealed to me.
Mercer & Hole were a welcoming firm from my first correspondence, and even the assessment day was a fun experience where you were made to feel relaxed from the start. As a result I was delighted when I was offered a tax trainee position in St Albans, and knew it was the right fit.
I started with very little tax knowledge but having successfully passed all three written Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) exams I am now looking forward to beginning my Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) studies. Through on the job training, classroom teaching and a fair amount of home revision it is incredible to think how much I have learned.
I have now been with Mercer & Hole for a year and a half, and it has flown by. Over this time I have had the opportunity to work in the London office, be a trainee’s mentor, and to get involved in tax advice and planning situations.
There have been times when it has been tiring working and studying, but on the whole the firm are very understanding, and it can be helpful to have a group of qualified people willing to help where possible and answer any last minute questions which arise.
I would thoroughly recommend applying to Mercer & Hole to anyone looking for the opportunity to gain technical skills and knowledge in a welcoming environment.