The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has joined forces with Next Gen Planners to deliver boot camps for university students interested in a financial planning career.
The bootcamps, which will be held virtually due to coronavirus restrictions, will give an explanation of the types of careers available in financial planning and employers and coaches will give an overview of the profession.
Undergraduates will be encouraged to demonstrate the skills they have that would make them ideally suited to become a financial adviser, before being split into groups to explore a dilemma and discuss how best to resolve 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.
Further bootcamps will be held at universities across the country in the coming months.
‘Fresh and diverse array of talent’
Keith Richards, chief executive of the PFS, said: “We are proud to work with Next Gen Planners to deliver these bootcamp sessions and encourage a fresh and diverse array of talent to enter the financial planning profession.
“These bootcamps 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, 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.”