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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

HMRC September 2014 Recruitment

HMRC looking for 120 graduates and 20 interns for September 2014.

If you’re thinking of applying for these programmes join HMRC on this HMRC Facebook page for a Q&A. 

Leave your question on their wall, and they will answer them on 2 July between 1600 – 1700 BST.

Applications will be open from 23 September 2013 until 29 November 2013.

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  1. What the hell do they want *them* for?

    We're already over-run with smartarses brought in not to actually do the job of a tax-administering organisation, but to 'manage'. And not to manage people either, but to manage 'processes'.

    HMRC is already top heavy with Bands O, HO and SO and Grades 7 and 6 who know absolutely nothing about taxes, but everything about the latest MBA bollocks.

    Meanwhile, we are trying to do our jobs with fewer and fewer people to do them and more and more oppressive conditions being attached - unless you've got kids, for example, it is now practically impossible for anyone in 'Customer Operations' to take even a day's leave in July and August.

    Just what we need: *more* bloody chiefs...

    1. Err, but this is a programme to train people in tax, not management.

      Why don't you apply?

      Stew G

    2. There are hundreds of people in the department of appropriate grade - people who, as I said, don't at present seem to have any job which remotely involves taxation - who could be trained to fill these positions rather than pull in yet more people on no-doubt 'competitive salaries'.

    3. Fair point. I too worry about the apparent rise of "strategy" people. Some of them don't seem to be able to explain what they do in two sentences or less - that worries me.

      They'd still need to recruit externally for tax-technical trainees, though. As has been mentioned elsewhere, the demographic timebomb is exploding. There seem to be two retirements of experienced case-workers a week in my office.

      Stew G