A guide to CeMAP

Intro After the year we had in 2020 many people may want to transition into a more secure industry such as Financial Services. A very popular job role in this industry is that of a Mortgage Advisor. To become a Mortgage Advisor you have to undertake the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) to …

A guide to DipFA

What is DipFA? The Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) is a Level 4 FCA approved qualification that is required to provide professional advice on retail investment(s). It is broken down into two units. Unit one: Financial Services Regulation Ethics (FSRE) which is a 2-hour objective exam comprising 90 multiple-choice questions and 2 case studies with …

What does the budget mean for Financial Services?

After a turbulent 2020, the 2021 Spring Budget was marketed as the Budget that would protect jobs and livelihoods. Indeed, it was anticipated that the Chancellor would extend the COVID-19 business support packages and lay the foundation for future economic prosperity. COVID-19 support packages The Government is extending the CJRS for a further five months …

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 …

5 key themes in the financial services market in 2021

Last year the financial services industry learned how to adapt to new ways of working and new technology-based ways of engagement with clients.  There are still areas of unpredictability as we start 2021 with increasing coronavirus cases, however with a mass vaccination program now in place, ongoing Government Covid support packages, if applicable and Brexit …