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Reasons to become a financial adviser

Looking for a new career? Become a financial adviser

The UK needs professional financial advisers now more than ever. People need help to make the best choices, which means there are plenty of opportunities for advisers. The government is urging people to better manage their money and plan for their futures, plus changing regulations mean individuals can access more money earlier in their life.

Social and demographic changes are also contributing to a need for financial advice, with an ageing population, the changes in the housing market and differences in working patterns combing to make the decisions people need to make about their money more complex.

By training as an adviser, you could enjoy a lucrative career and take satisfaction in helping your clients to achieve their goals.

How much can I earn?

Your salary as a financial adviser depends on your qualifications and experience.

Mortgage and protection advisers

If you successfully complete our CeMAP® programme, you will be a trainee mortgage and protection adviser and can expect a starting salary of around £18,000 - £22,000 a year.

An experienced mortgage and protection adviser can expect to earn £50,000 - £60,000 a year on average.

Financial advisers

If you successfully complete our DipFA® programme or combined CeMAP® and DipFA® programme, you will be a trainee financial adviser and can expect a starting salary of around £25,000 a year.

An experienced financial adviser can expect to earn £70,000 - £100,000 a year on average.

Can my background help me to become an adviser?

Whether you’ve worked in the finance profession for years, have recently completed your studies or have enjoyed a career in a different field, you’re likely to have a lot of the skills needed to become a successful financial adviser.

Explore some of the most common backgrounds of our students, and how the knowledge and skills gained from these experiences can help you to begin your new career in financial advice.

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Our programmes

We have four programmes to choose from, depending on the type of financial advice you want to provide.

View our programmes