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Tax Apprentice
Group, UK

Who we are:

You may not have heard of us, but you’ll know our brands! A.S. Watson is the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 16,300 stores in 29 markets. Each year, over 5.9 billion customers and members shop with our well-known retail brands, both online and offline, including the likes of Superdrug, Rossman, Kruidvat, Watson’s, Marionnaud, The Perfume Shop, and many More.

We are looking for a Tax Apprentice to join our Group Tax team within A.S. Watson Group in Europe. The Tax team’s primary role is to support and advise our European Business Units (BUs) on tax compliance, risk management and structuring related to direct and indirect taxes.

This role is a fully funded earn-while-you-learn Level 4 Professional Tax Technician Apprenticeship that is a permanent job.  Each and every day, you will be supported by your tax colleagues with your work, and to learn new skills.  If it is right for you, you can progress onwards to take exams that will result in your becoming a fully qualified professional and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

A typical day in this role includes:

  • Gaining experiences that enable you to complete your Apprenticeship qualification.
  • Working with a variety of tax and finance specialists in London and around the world.
  • Assisting with managing tax projects, and analysing tax data for trends.
  • Supporting BUs with their use of low-code tools, such as Alteryx, Power BI and Tableau.
  • Researching new tax laws and practices, and helping assess their impact on the Group.
  • Helping apply our Group Tax Strategy.
  • Drafting emails, presentations and reports.
  • Preparing and reviewing tax documents, such as transfer pricing reports, tax calculations and forms.
  • Attending meetings with external tax advisers and auditors.
  • Coordinating with colleagues from our parent company, CK Hutchison Group, and BUs re group level reporting requirements (e.g. CbCR, DAC6 and DAC7).
  • This role may involve some travel within Europe.

What you’ll need:

  • School or college leaver with UCAS points 104 (post 2017) and 5 grade 5-9 GCSEs, including English language and Maths.
  • Work experience is desired, but not essential.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Proficient PC skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Team player and self-starter with a positive outlook.
  • Excellent attention to detail, critical thinking, research and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and ready to take on responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Clear communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Keen to learn and become a tax professional, and develop technology skills.

What you’ll get from us:

  • Competitive salary, benefits and bonus scheme.
  • Fully funded recognized professional qualification.
  • A fantastic learning and development offering to explore.
  • Discounts for you and your family from some our much-loved retailers, including Superdrug and The Perfume Shop.
  • 25 days holiday with an option to buy More.
  • Excellent refer-a-friend scheme with up to £2000 up for grabs!
  • Free financial and mortgage advice from some of our partners.
  • Lots of opportunities to get involved in wellbeing initiatives to support your physical and mental health
    …plus much More!


2nd Floor Hutchinson House,5 Hester Road,London,BATTERSEA,SW11 4AN


Apply now to become part of more

By joining us, you will be part of More than just a health and beauty retail group. You’ll become part of an organisation which is well-recognised all over the world.