If you already work in a company which is willing to sponsor you and pay the cost of your learning, all you need to do is let us know the details when you fill in your application form.
As part of our application process, we may ask you to complete two online tests, one numerical and one verbal. Each test will take around 20 minutes to complete. We will email you the test details and ask that you complete them within five working days of receiving the email. You will need to let us know when you have completed the tests, and we will then contact you with your results and next steps.
The assessment centre
If you’re new to the financial advice industry (with less than one year's experience), or if you would like us to introduce you to advice firms for a work placement, we’ll invite you to spend half a day at our assessment centre.
At the assessment centre we’ll discuss expectations so that you understand what is needed to make a successful career as a financial adviser. The session includes exercises to test your communication and listening skills, interpersonal skills and other key attributes that are crucial to being successful. There is also a fact find exercise to give you a taste of what it’s really like to be an adviser.
After the session, we’ll complete a full evaluation of how you performed on the day and this will help us to decide whether to offer you a place on our programme and which advice firm you might be a suitable match for if you are looking for a work placement.
The assessment centres are held regionally depending upon where the majority of students are based - they are typically held in London or Manchester.