“I was very interested in the level of personal and professional development on offer. Being supported to get the RO1 qualification and after speaking with the Academy this opportunity offered excellent prospects for ongoing support with taking qualifications but at our own pace.
I found the first three months really eye opening in terms of where I could go within the industry and this business, whether it is financial advice, HR or business analysis. Our introduction to the business and ConcertHub was intense to start off with, and I really looked forward to talking to the firms. It was really reassuring that some of the Advisers started adding me onto their LinkedIn pages and supporting them with how to make the most of the system was very satisfying.
The advice I would give to other graduates coming onto this scheme in the future would be do as much research on the financial services industry as you can, be open-minded, there are a lot of opportunities out there.”