Working at Claritas is often referred to as being part of a large family. We pride ourselves on our approach and the benefits this brings.
Flexibility - Choose your own exam dates
Deep technical expertise
Agile approach to working - no time sheets
Excellent opportunities to learn and develop
The Claritas Graduate Scheme focuses on providing both support and flexibility to every student who joins the scheme.
Graduates will be given client projects from week one, but will be provided with the support and flexibility necessary to balance this with their studies.
We pride ourselves at Claritas on the success of our Graduates. Since the inception of the scheme, Graduates have consistently achieved impressive results.
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I graduated from the University of Nottingham all the way back in 2008 and have spent the past 11 years living and working in Shanghai, China, where I started out teaching before transitioning into training and management roles. I recently returned to the UK looking for a career change and was fortunate enough to be selected for Claritas’ graduate programme starting in September 2021, based in the Birmingham office.
I am eager to learn and get hands-on experience in a broad range of areas and feel extremely lucky to be surrounded and supported by colleagues with such a wealth of experience. In my previous career I always took great satisfaction from listening to students and colleagues and helping them to find solutions to their problems and I look forward to continuing that in a new context.
I enjoy reading, video games when I find the time, and watching pretty much any sport. I was a keen rugby player before I moved away and in recent years have taken up golf and boxing, although it is fair to say that my enthusiasm far exceeds my ability in both. Having spent so long overseas I am looking forward to spending some quality time with family and friends and having the opportunity to travel around the UK.
I graduated from Aston University with a 2.1 in BSc Chemistry with an International Placement. I joined Claritas as a Graduate as part of the ACA/CTA Tax Assistant programme. Prior to starting here, I worked as a Trainee Management Accountant until I decided to pursue a career in Tax.
Being at the start of my career I aim to get myself involved with any project I can. I consider this hands-on approach to be the best way to learn. With Claritas offering such a wide array of services to clients, it is a great organisation to gain exposure in all aspects of the Tax industry.
I love sports and if I’m not watching it, I am participating in it in some form. I play Football twice a week and go running (whenever I can be motivated to wake up early enough!). I am a keen cook and am always eager to add new dishes to my repertoire for my friends and family to sample. I consider myself to be a bit of a film buff and often unwind on the sofa watching one.
I’m on the graduate programme at Claritas and I started with the firm in October 2020. I graduated from the University of Manchester with a First-Class Degree in Chemistry. Since my graduation I have worked in the Science and Logistics industries and I am always excited to apply my unique perspective at Claritas.
I am keen to be exposed to a variety of different areas, and to work with as many colleagues as possible to allow myself to benefit from the variety of talent and experience that exists within the firm. I have an inquisitive mind and like to ask questions, but once information is available to me, I am eager to problem-solve.
I enjoy following the fitness industry and like to spend free time in the gym. I’ve also picked up the guitar in the last couple of years and I enjoy spending time learning new techniques of playing. I also have a love for all things tech and like seeing cutting edge technologies making it into the consumer space.
Based in the Manchester office, I started at Claritas in October 2020 as a tax assistant, and I’m working towards the ACA and CTA qualifications. Prior to this I have three years’ experience working in tax compliance and advisory, and before that I had a ten year career as a musician.
I specialise in R&D tax relief for a wide range of industries and continue to develop my knowledge in this field, though I’m always keen to get involved with the variety of advisory issues the team are working on.
I spend a lot of my free time reading and have a big passion for playing music. I also have a big interest in fermenting foods and alcohols, especially cider from the apples in the garden.
I’m twenty-something and on the Claritas ACA graduate scheme, I’m always looking to add new strings to my bow. I live a Birmingham-based life but I have grown up with both Indian and Irish influences. I graduated with a First in International Business MSC (at University of Birmingham, quelle surprise) and a 2:1 in Classics (ibid.), before that, I was on Tolkien’s turf at King Edward’s School.
I get stuck into whatever projects are going and to date I’ve helped on valuations, R&D, and tax compliance work. It has been great to have a hands-on experience in all areas, and in the next few years I hope to have narrowed and focused my skillset. The breadth of my colleagues’ backgrounds and experiences is a tremendous asset, and I hope in joining Claritas I will similarly add great value to our focus – assisting our clients.
You can find me singing with my guitar, getting through a selection of classic books (affectionately titled on my phone as my ‘book-it list’), or trying to get new personal bests on my 5k and 10k run. Family time is also very important to me, I love nothing more than spending time watching a murder mystery with my nan.
I’m a Graduate Trainee and I’ve been working at Claritas since February 2019. My previous experience involves two years as a compliance caseworker at HMRC.
I get involved with a variety of projects from personal tax advice to R&D claims, learning from the vast experience of my colleagues along the way. As I’m in the second year of my ACA/CTA qualification, I also spend some of my time out of the office preparing for upcoming exams.
I like to be active in my spare time, I enjoy trying out new exercise classes and taking long walks with the family dogs. I’m also an avid reader, though most of my spare time is currently centred around my studying and planning for my wedding next year.
I joined Claritas as a Graduate in September 2017 and I’m currently working towards my ACA and CTA. Prior to that, I graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a First in Economics, before working in a trade finance house for almost two years, helping companies fund their orders.
I keep track of our clients’ corporation tax compliance and ensure Claritas are up to date with all their processes. I also get involved with a variety of projects ranging from M&A transactions and the restructuring of a company through to the valuation of their shares.
I’m a carer for my two elderly grandparents. I also enjoy getting lost in a foreign film or TV drama with them. Being brought up in a multicultural household, I really love to travel and to taste different cuisines from around the world. My family, friends and I always try to be amongst the first few people who trial a new restaurant which pops up in Birmingham city centre!
I’m on the Claritas Graduate Scheme, having previously graduated from Loughborough University with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. I joined Claritas in September 2017 and I’m currently working towards my ACA and CTA.
I get involved with a wide variety of projects to expose myself to the many aspects of tax as I can. My focus falls on R&D claims, which allow me to dive into a wide array of companies in industries ranging from chemical manufacturing to astronautical engineering. I especially enjoy working on claims relating to work around my specialist field of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
I take part and compete in a variety of outdoor pursuits, including rock-climbing, trail-running and orienteering. I also enjoy playing the piano and putting my feet up with the latest boxset.
I’m a Chartered Accountant and I’ve been with Claritas since September 2016. Previously, I spent three years working in Operations Management with fast-moving consumer goods companies, including Samworth Brothers and Ocado.
I spend most of my time working with clients on share schemes and valuations, but I also get involved with R&D and transactional and restructuring projects. I enjoy getting to understand our clients’ businesses, which cover a multitude of sectors from software providers and airport operators to food producers and media companies. Every business is unique, and I like learning about the challenges our clients face and hopefully being able to be part of the solution.
I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen with my wife, usually for dinner parties with family or friends. We’re big foodies and big believers of supporting our local independent bars and restaurants. We’re also passionate about travelling to experience different cuisines around the world, our favourites being Italian and Thai. I also enjoy taking long walks and getting lost in a good book or film.
I was Claritas’ first graduate in 2015 having graduated from Swansea University with a First in Business Management. With the support of the team, I’ve completed both my ACA and CTA qualifications since joining.
I specialise in R&D tax claims and I’ve helped numerous businesses secure corporation tax reductions or cash payments as a result. I love speaking with clients and understanding their businesses as well as feeling you’re really making a real difference. It’s always exciting talking to clients, understanding the new and innovative things they’re working on. As well as R&D, I have experience in tax compliance as well as structuring reorganisations and valuations.
I love exercising (especially swimming) as well as cooking and baking. I also enjoy relaxing with friends and family, treating them to my latest creations in the kitchen. I would love to be able to travel more, there’s so many places I want to see and different cultures I want to experience.
With a diverse client base, these are just some of the types of projects that you can expect to work on during your training as a Graduate.
As part of the recruitment process I got to meet the majority of the team, including the directors, and everyone was so down to earth and friendly. To this day I can’t get over how nice everyone here is and it feels great to be an integral part of the team.
Having interviewed for a few firms I found Claritas provided a much more personalised interview process; they even knew my name!
On the interview and assessment day I noticed that members of the Claritas team were smiling and upbeat, reflecting the positive work place atmosphere that exists within Claritas.
After working in one area of tax during my previous job, I sought the opportunity to be able to experience a variety of different tax areas to enable me to develop a wider understanding of the tax regime and how it impacts clients. I am pleased to say that Claritas has provided me with this opportunity since the first week!
What appealed to you about Claritas?
It was a smaller firm where a big emphasis was placed on training and knowledge as well as staff wellbeing and having a work life balance.
The friendly atmosphere and feeling like I would be able to make a difference to the firm and its clients really appealed.
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