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A career with fantastic prospects

Studying with Quilter Financial Adviser School is a great first step into a career that has fantastic prospects.

Becoming a financial adviser is achievable and accessible. You don’t need to have studied anything to do with finance or accountancy before, although ideally you will have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English.

We work with advice businesses that are looking to hire university and college leavers. We may be able to help you to find an employer to sponsor your training, so it needn’t mean taking on lots of debt in return for your financial qualifications.

Typically, you’ll undertake your exams whilst working for the business in a support or administration role. Once you’ve completed your training programme and achieved your qualifications, you’ll be in a position to be promoted into a trainee adviser role.

Our training starts from scratch, giving you the confidence you need to break into a desirable career in advice.

Work placements

If you don’t already work in a financial advice company, we can help you to secure a work placement during or after your studies by introducing you to local adviser firms that are looking for new talent. Placing you in an advice business means you benefit from:

  • a flying start to your career
  • the support and encouragement of an existing regulated firm
  • the opportunity to develop a career that suits your aspirations and location

Often, the experience of working at your new firm while you study in an administrative, trainee, paraplanning or other role depending on the firm.

Securing a work placement can mean that your employing firm sponsors your learning, paying some or all of the programme costs on your behalf. This will be a personal agreement between you and the business you’re looking to join, but we can support you in these conversations to help you to come to a suitable arrangement.

Next steps

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