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 …

New year, new job

When the New Year rolls around each year many people are quick to set New Year’s resolutions. Whether that be kicking that bad habit or starting a new one with just over a quarter of all brits set new year resolutions coming into 2020. Resolutions are usually the same most years with; more exercise, losing weight, improved …

How to make the transition from Banker to Broker

Introduction At the end of September 2020, TSB announced a series of nationwide closures starting this autumn and continuing into 2021. This means that around 960 jobs will be cut along with 164 high street branches, equivalent to a third of all locations nationwide. This comes just after the August 2020 announcements of Co-op bank to shed 350 jobs and NatWest to …

Ways to get into financial services after getting your results

In 2018, the financial services industry contributed around 7% to the UK’s GDP, equating to roughly £132 billion, half of which came from London alone. Financial Services is a great and diverse profession, offering varied career paths for individuals across the sectors within the industry. There are many points of entry and loads of great ways …