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Ascot Lloyd adviser academy
If you have ever considered a career as a financial adviser, the Ascot Lloyd Adviser Academy might just be what you're looking for.
Our 12-month programme will provide you with the necessary qualifications and skills to become a successful financial adviser with Ascot Lloyd.
Whether you're a recent graduate or looking to switch careers, this structured programme can help you achieve your goals and develop your expertise in the field.
Our structured 12-month Academy programme has been designed to fully equip you with the qualifications, knowledge, and commercial acumen for a career as an Ascot Lloyd IFA.
We also continue to develop our advisers with examination support through to Chartered status and beyond.
The early stages of our Academy will support you in gaining the necessary professional qualifications to empower you to deliver financial advice to clients. You’ll then progress into the advice and commercial skills phase of our programme, which prepares you for a successful and fulfilling long-term career as an Ascot Lloyd IFA.
We’ll support you in building your client bank. You’ll receive plenty of marketing and business development resources and support.
Ascot Lloyd is a fun place to work, where people feel inspired, motivated and supported.
As an associate adviser, you will receive a competitive salary for the duration of your training. Plus your exams are fully funded, allowing you to focus on your training and development without any financial burden.
We provide a variety of study methods and the option to work in an office or from home. We believe this flexibility is crucial in supporting a healthy work-life balance and ensuring everyone feels comfortable and productive during their training.
“In my role, I’m fortunate to speak with all of our applicants and work with them as they progress through our training programme. I’m passionate about attracting and retaining diverse and talented individuals, who will bring their drive and integrity into the work we deliver for our clients.”
Duncan Gregory Head of Academy
Our programme will equip you with the regulated knowledge, advice skills and commercial acumen, which are the foundations for a successful career as an Ascot Lloyd IFA
Gaining industry qualifications
Learning the advice process and commercial skills
Applying your knowledge
Before joining Ascot Lloyd, you will have already passed the CII R01 (Financial Services, Regulations and Ethics) exam in Regulated Financial Planning.
Part 1 of the programme will include passing the following exams, alongside several internal accreditations:
Ahead of every R0 exam module, a minimum of one group training day will be held virtually to run through each element of the R0 syllabus. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend weekly drop-in surgeries to address any areas that may require extra attention.
Additionally, you’ll meet regularly with your mentor to learn more about the IFA role, observe client meetings, discuss advice scenarios and apply your accumulated knowledge.
During this stage, the end-to-end advice journey is broken down into bite size chunks and explained to you in a variety of face-to-face, remote and digital self-serve learning sessions.
You’ll practice every step of the advice process, including:
Developing commercial skills is vital, and whilst you’ll be supported with new and existing Client opportunities when you leave the Academy, you’ll also need to be able to forge beneficial relationships with Professional Introducers and understand how to develop your own network to source new clients.
Upon completing Part 2 of the programme, you will switch from Associate IFA to IFA, and will begin seeing clients under close supervision:
Upon completion of Part 3, you will then graduate from the programme 12 months from your initial start date as fully qualified Independent Financial Advisers.
For more information, view the full Ascot Lloyd Adviser Academy brochure. It provides valuable information about the Adviser Academy and insights into Ascot Lloyd as a whole. You'll also find perspectives from our fully qualified independent advisers.
If you're interested in joining our Financial Adviser Academy, the first step is to get in touch. Please see the details below on how to apply.
If you are successful, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the structure of the Academy and for us to understand more about you, including your motivations, strengths, and ambitions.
Self-awareness and self-motivation will be essential to successfully navigate through our Academy programme. We'll help you to build your development plan in readiness for the final interview.
The final interview will be competency-based, followed by a presentation of your development plan and a client scenario role-play.
If you’re interested in joining our Financial Adviser Academy, the first step is to get in touch. To apply, please email us your CV along with an explanation of why you’re applying and why you think you’d make a great financial adviser.
Our associate advisers come from diverse backgrounds, each bringing their unique experiences and expertise to the table, from being self-employed in the recruitment sector to returning to financial services, having been out of the industry for several years. The Ascot Lloyd Academy is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to progress or change their career path.
To learn more about each of our current associate advisers and their individual career backgrounds, be sure to check out their bios.
Meet our Associate Advisers