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I was in the military

A flying start to your career

A career in financial advice is a popular choice for people leaving the military. Your skills learnt during your time in the service can be easily transferred to a career in financial advice.

Quilter Financial Adviser School is open to anyone of any age, and we welcome people who have left or are looking to leave the services. Many of the ex-service men and women who study with us are skilled in:

  • people management
  • attention to detail
  • persuading/influencing
  • acting with integrity
  • demonstrating determination and resilience.

Meet an adviser with a military background

Hear from Tracy Wood about her transition from the military to becoming an adviser.

When I realised being a financial adviser was a path I wanted to take, they were very good at assuring me that the skills I could bring from the military were a good fit.
Tracy Wood

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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