Trainee Financial Adviser

Reference: AL1150

Trainee Financial Adviser

Leicestershire (our ref AL1150)

Salary £30,000 + excellent benefits & car allowance after 6 mth probation period

My client is an established, forward thinking and expanding IFA and they now have an exciting opportunity for a Diploma Level 4 qualified individual to join their Leicestershire based team as a Trainee Financial Adviser.

Your main duties will be to provide tailored Financial Planning Advice to the firm’s clients and to convert incoming leads, which are generated through a combination of ties with professional connections and from established lead generation companies.

Covering a broad spectrum of advice, you will be given full paraplanning and administrative support from day one, provided by a highly experienced, professional back-office team.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing holistic Financial Advice, to both retail and business clients including responsibility for the preparation of supporting documentation.
  • Manage potentially complex cases, from inception to completion and find solutions to technical problems.
  • Regular engagement with new and existing clients via face-to-face, Zoom, telephone, email, and letter.
  • Management of your own workflows and tasks. Working on own initiative to achieve agreed outcomes set by the Financial Planning Manager and consistently meeting pre-agreed service levels.
  • You will need to be proficient in understanding and identifying possible client outcomes/solutions, derived from detailed information recorded in Know Your Client (KYC) documents; this will usually be compiled by yourself during client meetings and other information gathering exercises.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, able to adhere to quality compliance standards and deliver the highest level of client service.
  • Take a client focussed approach to all work, recognising the importance of client relationships and the need for excellence.


Skills and experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, with a strong level of technical knowledge and an ambition to continue studying towards Level 6 Chartered Status in the future.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook with the ability to quickly familiarise yourself with various systems, including in-house back-office platform (Iress Adviser Office).
  • Experience of working within a Financial Planning/Wealth Management firm.
  • First class time management skills with the ability to prioritise and organise own workload.
  • You will be driven and focused with the ability to complete large volumes of tasks under pressure and on time.


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