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PFS launches adviser boot camps for uni students

PFS launches adviser boot camps for uni students

The Personal Finance Society has teamed up with Next Gen Planners to provide boot camps for university students interested in joining the financial planning profession.

The boot camps will start by explaining the types of careers available in financial planning with employers giving an overview of the profession.

These sessions will be held virtually at the moment due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, the PFS said.

University students will be asked to demonstrate the skills they have which would make them suited to become an adviser, before being split into groups where they will be given an issue to discuss how best to solve it.

The first round of boot camps will be held at Coventry, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow Caledonian, Liverpool John Moores, Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham and Middlesex universities in April.

Additional boot camps will be held at universities across the country in the coming months.

The PFS has urged advisers who are interested in taking part to contact Vivine Cameron, education partnerships manager on the following email:  emailingeducationpartnershipscoordinator@cii.co.uk.

Keith Richards, chief executive of the PFS, said: “These boot camps are a great opportunity for financial planners to engage with universities in their local area and connect with undergraduates to give them a taste of a rewarding personal finance career where professionals can help rebuild back better the financial fortitude of the UK.”

Adam Owen, director of Next Gen Planners and past president of the PFS, said: “Our University Boot Camp programme has been successfully matching undergraduates with employers since 2019 and by partnering with the Personal Finance Society for 2021 we are able to take the programme to the next level, visiting more universities and involving more employers.”

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