CeMAP (LIBF) vs Certificate in Mortgage Advice (CII)

In the UK to provide Mortgage Advice, you must have a qualification recognised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). If you don’t have a recognised qualification, you can’t legally provide regulated Mortgage Advice in the UK.  Although there are many mortgage qualifications the two main qualifications that are recognised as industry standards come from the …

A guide to the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (CII)

What is the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning? “The RQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning builds on existing knowledge enabling advisers to develop specialist planning capabilities and offer a sophisticated and comprehensive approach to financial management. Members with over five years’ sector experience can apply for Chartered Financial Planner status on completion of …

A guide to competency-based interviews

Competency-based interviews have been a staple in the recruitment process for decades both in and out of Financial Services, yet many candidates still struggle to understand and prepare for competency-based interviews. Hopefully, in this blog, we will be able to help you understand and prepare for the competency based interviews. What are competency-based interviews? Competency-based …

Apprenticeships – what are they, why they’re valuable and how to get one

Intro  This week is national apprenticeship week and here at Premier Jobs UK, we currently have 4 apprentices plus 2 team members who successfully completed their Level 3 Recruitment Consultant apprenticeships in 2020. Apprenticeships are a fantastic career option for many individuals due to the experience and qualifications you can gain whilst completing them. Apprenticeships …