A graduate career in Tax

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Closing date Applications are now closed for our 2023 graduate programme.
Entry requirements Final-year graduate and postgraduate university students on track to achieve 2.1 minimum.
Locations Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny.

Our business areas

Advise indigenous Irish companies, from plcs to family-owned businesses, operating at home and abroad.

Specialises in providing advice across diverse financial services sectors

Help international organisations optimise their global tax strategy and manage their investments in Ireland.

Help clients plan for, and process, all aspects of their research and development (R&D) tax credit claims.

Help clients manage their tax controversy footprint.

Help clients understand the unique transfer pricing issues facing their business.

Help employers make informed and compliant decisions regarding their businesses and workforces.

Help clients understand their global indirect tax footprint, and the obligations it raises.

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What professional qualifications will I study for?

As a tax graduate, you will pursue a professional tax qualification and will have the option to pursue an accountancy qualification. Your path will depend on whether you choose to sit one or both qualifications, and the exemptions available to you.

AITI qualification only

Direct entry (no exemptions)

You will take this route if you join PwC directly after college. If your degree doesn’t entitle you to exemptions, you will sit three sets of exams (i.e. Part 1, 2 and 3).

Benefits include:

  • student registration and exemption fees paid
  • course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • exam fees paid (first attempt only)
An image of the direct-entry route for graduates in tax to qualify as a chartered accountant.

Master of Tax

A Master of Tax can entitle you to exemptions from both the Part 1 and Part 2 exams, depending on the results of your Master degree. If you take this route and are studying for the AITI qualification only, you will sit just one set of exams (Part 3).

* If you take this route, you can still choose to sit both the ACA and AITI qualifications. In these circumstances, the exact exam path will depend on your exemptions for the ACA qualification.

Benefits include:

  • €7,600 towards the course fees
  • a bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • book allowance of up to €575
  • if you have already started a Master in Tax, we will pay you a bursary of €2,500

* We also support other master’s degrees that are relevant to tax.

An image of the direct-entry route for postgraduates in tax to qualify as a chartered accountant.

AITI and ACA qualifications

Direct entry (no exemptions)

You will take this route if you join PwC directly after college. If you have no exemptions, you will sit five sets of exams.

Benefits include:

  • student registration and exemption fees paid
  • CAP1, CAP2, FAE, Part 2 and Part 3 course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • exam fees paid (first attempt only)
An image of the direct-entry route for graduates in tax to qualify as a chartered accountant and tax consultant in five years.

Direct entry (CAP1 exemptions)

A Master of Tax can entitle you to exemptions from both the Part 1 and Part 2 exams, depending on the results of your Master’s degree. If you take this route and are studying for the AITI qualification only, you will sit just one set of exams (Part 3).

*If you take this route, you can still choose to sit both the ACA and AITI qualifications. In these circumstances, the exact exam path will depend on your exemptions for the ACA qualification.

Benefits include:

  • €7,600 towards course fees
  • a bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • book allowance of up to €575
  • if you have already started a Master in Tax, we will pay you a bursary of €2,500
An image of the direct-entry route for graduates in tax to qualify as a chartered accountant and tax consultant in four years.

Sponsored Master of Accounting

For this entry route, you must have full CAP1 exemptions as this is a requirement for a Masters of Accounting. You will sit three sets of exams (Part 2, FAE and Part 3).

Benefits include:

  • €7,600 towards course fees
  • a bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • laptop
  • book allowance of up to €575
  • if you have already started a Masters of Accounting, we will pay you a bursary of €2,500

* We also support other master’s degrees that are relevant to tax.

An image of the direct-entry route for postgraduates of accounting to qualify as a chartered accountant and tax consultant in three years.

Professional Diploma in Accounting

This is a conversion course that is mainly for students who have completed a non-accounting degree. It will give you exemptions from CAP1, and you will then join the firm and start your exams at CAP2.

Benefits include:

  • €7,600 towards course fees
  • a bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • book allowance of up to €575
  • if you have already started a Professional Diploma in Accounting, we will pay you a bursary of €2,500
  • student registration and exemption fees paid
  • CAP2, FAE, Part 2 and Part 3 exams course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • exam fees paid (first attempt only)
An image of the direct-entry route for graduates of a professional diploma in accounting to qualify as a chartered accountant in three and a half years.

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