Published: 5th January 2009
Financial Services graduates are currently being sought by the financial advice industry in a special scheme launched in Manchester.
The ‘future adviser programme’ has been created by the Institute of Financial Planning and Norwich Union, and offers second-year university students the chance to work with Norwich Union and an advisory firm for six weeks.
The scheme is to be piloted at Manchester Metropolitan University and if successful it could be rolled out to many more university cities and towns across the country.
Huw Morris, Dean of MMU Business School, said: "The scheme contributes enormously to developing and sustaining a world-class professional base for financial advice in the UK."
As well as the invaluable work experience this internship includes the added incentive of a £1,000 cash prize.
The internship will take place over a six-week period in the summer holidays. Two of the six weeks will be with a successful advisory company and will be hosted by Bankhall, Tenet and The Money Portal.
There will be six winners and thirty runners-up who will benefit from the work experience and who will also receive a profile on Norwich Union's Adviser Sales Centre extranet.
Rewards for winners
Professor Morris added: "MMU students will derive enormous personal benefit from the practical experience which is a significant part of the reward for the winners of this competition."
The successful undergraduates could go onto complete the Certified Financial Planner programme.