Trainee Financial Planner


Part of a Global group, the wealth management division offers wealth management and investment services to private individuals, charities, trusts, international clients and financial advisers. A small but growing and dynamic Financial Planning team in Guildford, working alongside Investment Managers and a discretionary desk, dealing with a broad range of clients.

The role of Trainee Financial Planner will be to learn and develop the skill set and experience of a Financial Planner; to become fully qualified and competent in order to contribute towards the success of Financial Planning.

  • Support Financial Planner as required, including preparation for client meetings, suitability reports and client correspondence.
  • Attend a variety of client meetings
  • Attend internal meetings and training
  • Attend networking events to enhance relationships and knowledge
  • Develop relationships with Investment Managers and existing clients over 2 to 3 years
  • Visit other Financial Planners to gain a better understanding of different work practices
  • Exam progress to Chartered status within 2 to 3 years
  • Maintain own CPD and technical excellence
  • Build on current knowledge of the market, including products and services
  • Attend soft skills training where appropriate
  • Exposure to a Financial Planning environment and commitment to work towards Chartered status
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and aptitude to build credible relationships at all levels
  • An understanding of compliance requirements and how this impacts the role
  • Good listening and questioning skills
  • Able to manage time and prioritise effectively
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Able to work well within a team environment
  • Strong client focus
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with different personality types
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Quick learner

You MUST be level 4 qualified, Dip PFS / Dip FA.

The Business has over 12 offices across the UK, services offered include:

* Discretionary and advisory investment management

* Fully comprehensive financial planning capability

* UK and international multi-currency investment portfolios

* Tax, pension, ISA, estate and succession planning

* Onshore and offshore capabilities

In the UK, they are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Required skills

  • Level 4
  • Dip PFS

Application question

Are you Level 4 qualified?

Reference: 34229508

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