In just five weeks since its launch, the Personal Finance Society (PFS) has received over 300 registrations of interest in its new financial adviser development programme.
As a result, the PFS is looking to extend the programme. Already 88 individuals are already set to commence the training in the first half of this year with the first cohort beginning in March, followed by four additional cohorts in May, across Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and London.
PFS chief executive Keith Richards said: “We have been delighted by the response from financial advice firms, who are clearly looking for new pathways to develop their staff and support the next generation of financial advisers across the country.
“As the leading professional body for the personal finance sector, we are committed to driving new initiatives that address the very real and ongoing risk of future skills shortages and the evident need for succession planning.”
“Our development programme removes many of the barriers facing firms that seek to develop new talent in our sector, and provides a tangible programme of training and support. We are thrilled that so many of our members have contacted us with a real interest and enthusiasm to engage with us on this new initiative.”