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Trainee Independent Financial Adviser

A Trainee Independent Financial Adviser job in Guildford for £36K

The Role and Opportunity:

You will join the team as a Trainee Independent Financial Planner, for the first 6-12 months and until ‘Competent Adviser’ status is reached. During this time you will be shadowing and supporting the Company Director and Associate Director, attending meetings and working in a paraplanning capacity. This will give you the opportunity to learn the business processes, company systems and service proposition whilst experiencing first-hand the role of a Financial Planner.

After approximately 6-12 months and once ‘Competent’ we will then look to help you build a bank of clients with which you will build a strong working relationship and deliver a first class ongoing service.

Whilst initially supporting, as a Paraplanner, the Company Director and Associate Director, your role will include:

- Attending client meetings and assisting with follow up advice work.
- Assisting the Directors in producing meeting follow up financial assessments.
- In-depth research of products, funds and financial strategies to assist with recommendations.
- Producing compliant and clear letters and reports for clients.
- Obtaining illustrations and information from providers.
- Organising and managing the annual review process.
- Conducting cash flow modelling sessions with clients.

Once you have reached ‘Competent Adviser’ status you will start working solely with clients and providing holistic, independent financial advice.

Typical day-to-day responsibilities of our Financial Planners include the following:

- Meeting new and existing clients to conduct an assessment of their assets/liabilities, circumstances, attitudes, objectives and priorities.
- Building good relationships with clients and conducting the Harding ongoing service propositions.
- Producing clear and concise financial assessments following a meeting with a client.
- Working closely with your assigned Paraplanner and Administrator to obtain details of existing client plans, to conduct research, to be responsible for the production of a full Financial Suitability Report and collate and populate relevant forms and documents.
- Ensuring all advice given is compliant and works in line with company policies and procedures.

This is an opportunity to join a forward thinking, growing business and we are therefore seeking someone who has the drive to succeed and the ability to immerse themselves in a hands-on team environment. Harding Financial continue to look for ways of improving their clients’ experience and therefore it is vital that you are committed to striving for excellence across both our client experience and internal processes and procedures.

Qualifications Required:

- Ideally degree qualified.
- Diploma in Financial Planning achieved or close to completion.

Harding Financial are passionate about the team’s continued learning and development, we would therefore be looking for this person to continue their qualifications to achieve chartered status.

Experience Required:

- A minimum of three years’ experience in the financial services industry.
- Experience of Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint.

Skills Required:

- Excellent writing skills.
- Self- motivated and driven to succeed and deliver a first class service to clients.
- Good at problem solving and thinking outside the box.
- 100% client focused.
- Good attention to detail.
- Ability to work well in a team and be an active member of ours.
- Hands on, can do approach to work.
- Fantastic interpersonal skills.
- Full UK driving licence.

For more detailed information, or to view other vacancies with this organisation, please visit our dedicated recruitment website


Job type:
Banking & Financial Services
Financial Services
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International House, 78 - 81 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

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