An exciting opportunity to begin your career in Financial Services! We are a family run business offering personalised face to face financial planning advice to individuals, families and businesses, and are looking for a motivated individual to join our team as an apprentice Financial Adviser.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary of £17,000 - £20,000 depending on experience, and this will gradually escalate based on successful completion of CII examinations and exceptional customer service standards.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist and support Financial Advisers in conducting client meetings and gathering financial information
  • Learn and apply financial analysis techniques to assess clients' current financial situations and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support with preparation and creation of solutions best suited to individual clients’ requirements, tailored to clients' goals and risk tolerance.
  • Production of pre and post meeting documents and client communications
  • Processing investments, fund switches, and sales documentation
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships through exceptional service.
  • Learn and understand back office functions needed to service existing clients and process new business
  • Stay up-to-date with industry regulations and financial market trends.

The training you will be getting

  • Fully and part funded learning and development programme that includes the DipPFS Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of successful Financial Advisers
  • Free CII membership for non-members through the CII Aspire Apprenticeship Programme for those who have not previously been a paid member
  • Includes study book and exam entry for each R0 exam
  • The Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning includes:
    • R01 Financial Services Regulation and Ethics
    • R02 Investment Principles and Risk
    • R03 Personal Taxation
    • R04 Pensions and Retirement Planning
    • R05 Financial Protection
    • R06 Financial Planning Practice
  • Fortnightly workshops for each R0 exam from our CII approved trainer
  • All workshops recorded and available on-demand
  • Interactive chat, forums and class note books for real time support and assistance from experienced financial services professionals
  • Additional resources through RM Advance
  • Regular tutorials and assessments from an experienced financial services professional

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We would hope to provide access to a fully fledged Competent Financial Adviser position at the end of the training period. Providing either an employed position or development to building your own client book and funds under management. This requires FCA approval and close on the job training and observations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Planning skills, Independent Working, Work to deadlines, Time Management, Multitasking, Willing to learn, Written and Spoken English


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade C or above) Essential
Other Degree in any subject (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Pay scale will increase on the following basis: -Additional £1,000 per annum on the successful completion of RO1 and RO2 -A further £1,000 per annum on the successful completion of RO3 and RO4 -A further £1,000 per annum upon completion of RO5 and RO6 Upon successful completion of all six RO exams and the passing of your Apprenticeship, a further salary review will take place.

About the employer

Financial Services/Wealth Management We provide both private and corporate clients with personalised face-to-face wealth management advice.







BH21 1JL

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Paige Waistell

0333 358 3559

Apprenticeship standard

Financial adviser

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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