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Apprentice Paraplanner

£20,000.00 annually
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, professional junior Paraplanner to join a dynamic team and fully develop their career potential.

Ascot Wealth Management can offer career progression, excellent benefits and bonuses, and most importantly a long term career path.

The Junior Paraplanner will be working closely with an experienced Wealth Manager and their team, handling the day-to-day paraplanning duties, meeting deadlines and ensuring the smooth running of their meetings by maintaining strong relationships with clients, driving engagement and positive outcomes.

As a junior Paraplanner, duties will include (but not be limited to):
  • Work alongside the financial adviser to create and recommend financial plans to meet client needs
  • Support the financial adviser with client reporting, communications and organisation
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with colleagues
  • Prepare suitability reports, client recommendations and meeting packs
  • Ensure relevant compliance procedures are followed at all times
  • Complete technical research where required
  • Maintain our core systems
  • Identify new client objectives or opportunities
  • Work towards client onboarding targets and maintain ongoing relationships
  • Participate in internal meetings, giving feedback and highlighting challenges
  • Enhance industry and company knowledge whilst maintaining a CPD record
  • Undertake comparative research as part of existing arrangement review processes
  • Ensuring that all compliance and regulatory standards are met and any breach reported to the Compliance Manager
  • Working with and adhering to company and FCA policies and procedures; keeping up to date with legislation and maintain an understanding of FCA regulations and guidelines
  • Developing and maintaining all paraplanning processes
  • Undertaking appropriate professional development

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • Fully and part funded learning and development programme that includes the Certificate in Financial Services
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of successful paraplanners
  • Free CII membership for non-members through the CII Aspire Apprenticeship Programme for those who have not been a paid member before
  • Includes study book and exam entry for each CII exam

The Certificate in Financial Services includes:
  • R01 Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics
  • CF1 can be delivered instead of R01, depending on circumstances
  • R02 Investment Principles and Risk
  • R03 Personal Taxation
  • J09 Paraplanning

Fortnightly workshops for each R0 exam
  • All workshops recorded and available on-demand
  • Interactive chat, forums and class note books for real time support and assistance from experienced financial services professionals• Additional resources through RM Advance
  • Regular tutorials and assessments from an experienced financial services professional

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further progression available within the business with further professional qualifications available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Administrative skills, Number skills, Initiative, RQF Level 4 Qualified, Cash flow analysis


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5/C or above) Essential
Other Minimum of 12 months financial services experience (Grade Pass) Essential
Other RQF Level 4 Qualified (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

- A minimum of 12 months financial services experience - preferably in wealth management. - A genuine interest in financial markets/personal financial planning. - An interest in studying for the Diploma in financial services.

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