Apprentice Paraplanner

Recruiter
Ascot Wealth Management Ltd
Location
Scotch Corner, London Road, Ascot, SL5 0ER
Salary
£328.00 per week
Posted
28 Jan 2021
Closes
06 Mar 2021
Ref
VAC001678757
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
June
Duration
Permanent
This is an apprenticeship where the successful candidate will assist a Wealth Manager at Ascot Wealth Managementwhilst also studying towards the CII Paraplanner qualificationwith online training and support delivered by Skills Edge. Skills Edge work as an approved training provider for the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) Aspire Apprenticeships programme. Further information can be found on their website: www.skillsedge.co.uk

Although this is an apprenticeship, the importance of the role does require candidates to have experience and knowledge within the Financial Services sector or have the interest in the Industry and transferable skills to apply to this role. The suitable candidate will have the desire to developa career as a Paraplanner and the ability to work towards the CII Certificate in Paraplanning.

The chosen candidate 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. They will provide administrative support including liaising with providers, clients and other relevant third parties. Excellent attention to detail, good communication skills and a strong work ethic are essential.

Duties will include:
  • Managing the Planning Workflow
  • Communicating with selected clients (face to face or remote) and proactively liaising with product providers and other relevant third parties to request documentation and provide progress reports
  • Discussing cases and implementing requests from Advisers
  • Undertaking financial planning and product-based research
  • Carrying out financial analysis and draft recommendation reports/letters for review and sign off by the advisers
  • Managing the production of accurate suitability reports and meeting packs for the team
  • Preparing all relevant paperwork for client meetings and adhering to planning and meeting deadlines
  • Ensuring that all compliance and regulatory standards are met and any breach reported to the Compliance Manager
  • Ensuring that all client requirements are followed through to the appropriate conclusion. Maintaining client information accurately
  • 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
  • Managing diaries / organising meeting and appointments and dealing with correspondence and phone calls
  • Producing appropriate written correspondence to providers and clients

Job Standards For Role.

The successful candidate will need:
  • Experience, knowledge or interest in the Financial Services sector
  • Ability to use back office CRM, time and task management systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good understanding of compliance issues
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct research for appropriate providers and investments
  • Excellent organisation and task prioritisation
  • Ability to ensure deadlines will be met
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Able to take direction and complete tasks independently
  • Excellent computer skills; experience with email, Word and Excel Mandatory

Job Standards of the Job Holder:
  • Safety. To ensure the health and welfare of the job holder (and their team if applicable) in accordance with AWM's Health and Safety policy
  • Data Protection. To access, use or disclose customer information only when needed for the job in accordance with GDPR and AWM's Data Protection Policy. Any other access may only be made on receipt of additional approval from an authorised person in AWM. To ensure that the job holder (and their team if applicable) is made aware of the need to safeguard sensitive customer information
  • Regulation and Competition. To understand the regulatory, fair trading and competition rules and have an awareness of the FCA Handbook relating to their work sufficiently to be able to comply with them, relying on their own knowledge or on their ability to recognise when they will need specialist support
  • Non solicitation of clients. Not to solicit the business of either investors or business owners affiliated with AWM or any associated company within a minimum of two years from their own termination of employment with the firm
  • Non solicitation of other employees: Not to solicit the recruitment of staff from AWM or any associated company within a minimum of two years from their own termination of employment with the firm


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience, knowledge or interest in the Financial Services sector
  • Ability to use back office CRM, time and task management systems
  • Good understanding of compliance issues
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct research for appropriate providers and investments
  • Excellent organisation and task prioritisation
  • Ability to ensure deadlines will be met
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Excellent computer skills, experience with email, Word and Excel


Personal qualities

  • Exceptional attention to detail is vital
  • Able to take direction and complete tasks independently
  • Highly organised
  • Punctual
  • Presentable


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE C/4and above or equivalent in English and maths along with previous financial services qualification or relevant experience


Future prospects

  • This is a great opportunity to join a wealth management firm who is invested in it's staff and their professional development
  • You will have the opportunity to progress as a paraplanner depending on performance upon completion of the initial apprenticeship, with future progression onto advisory a possibility


Things to consider

  • £8.20/hr is dependent on experience
  • Previous applicants are advised not to reapply

Mandatory Job Standards of the Job Holder:
  • Safety. To ensure the health and welfare of the job holder (and his/her team if applicable) in accordance with AWM's Health and Safety policy
  • Data Protection. To access, use or disclose customer information only when needed for the job in accordance with AWM's Data Protection Policy. Any other access may only be made on receipt of additional approval from an authorised person in AWM. To ensure that the job holder (and his/her team if applicable) is made aware of the need to safeguard sensitive customer information, so that customers perceive AWM to be a trustworthy organisation
  • Regulation and Competition. The job holder will understand the regulatory, fair trading and competition rules and have an awareness of the FCA Handbook relating to their work sufficiently to be able to comply with them, relying on their own knowledge or on their ability to recognize when they will need specialist support
  • Non solicitation of clients. The post holder shall not solicit the business of either investors or business owners affiliated with AWM or any associated company within a minimum of two years from their own termination of employment with the firm
  • Non solicitation of other employees: The post holder shall not solicit the recruitment of staff from AWM or any associated company within a minimum of two years from their own termination of employment with the firm

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