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deVere to enrol six apprentices in 2016

Global advisory group deVere will enrol at least six apprentices into its UK division throughout 2016, it has been announced.

The group said that the apprenticeship programme combines employment and training, allowing apprentices to develop the required technical knowledge, learn key employment skills and show their competence in the working world.

What is more, apprentices will also be required to study for professional industry qualifications as part of the programme.

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The group added that it aims to expand the programme as demand for its specialist financial service continues to increase.

Mike Coady, managing director of deVere United Kingdom, said: “The optimum way to secure our continued success in the future and to nurture the innovation generated from today’s world, is to extract potential from a wide, diverse talent pool.

Mr Coady added: “With factors such as landmark pension reforms, increased financial education in workplaces, the fact that individuals are now more financially savvy, and an increasing number of British expats returning to the UK, demand is strong and this trend looks set to continue. As such, we will be signing up more apprentices than ever this year.”

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James Candow, financial adviser at Chepstow based Continuum, said: “My training came from a bank, but banks are not doing it anymore. Despite talk about robo-advice, there is always going to be a need for face-to-face advice so we need to be training the youngsters.”