We know how hard it can be to get into a new role without experience and without the role, how can you get the experience?!
This is why we have created our trainee programme ‘The Chiltern Graduate Scheme’.
If you can demonstrate you are good with numbers, have excellent attention to detail and brilliant written English,
we will train you up from ‘newbie’ to ‘superstar’, supporting you and paying for your qualifications along the way!
To find out more about The Chiltern Graduate Scheme, the vacancies and importantly, the application process,
take a look below
The Chiltern Graduate Scheme
It’s the people that make a business what it is and our company is no different.
Our clients and team mean everything to us. We strive together and achieve together.
We’re incredibly proud of our culture and have invested a great deal of time and resource in developing a framework to underpin every element of who we are as individuals, and who we are collectively as a business.
How we approach recruitment, how we do business with clients and how we interact as a team are all guided by our company values.
Values & Behaviours
Just as we do as individuals, Chiltern also has its own set of collective values and behaviours.
It’s not something we simply pay lip-service to, it’s an integral framework – some would say, our DNA – which governs who we are and how we work.
The values we aim to demonstrate at all times are; World Class Quality and Innovative & Forward Thinking
Growth & Development
We champion all aspects of personal and professional development and support all members of our team to be the very best version of themselves.
From exam qualifications to personal mentoring and everything in between, we focus a lot of attention in upskilling our staff meaning they are fulfilled and happy and we’re assured they are providing top quality service to our clients in the areas of work they value most.
The Perfect Paraplanner Graduate
Ok, so first things first, your degree subject isn’t the most important thing to us because we believe pretty much all skills are transferable – industry knowledge can be taught but the right attitude can’t. Yes, an industry related degree would be advantageous, but all we ask is that you have a real interest in financial services and that you have achieved at least a 2:2.
Personality wise, you need to have great attention to detail, a real hunger to learn the job and the ability to stand on your own two feet. We give you everything you need to succeed – tools, training, a super mentor, you name it, but it’s a busy working office and using your own initiative goes a long way. Oh, and we want an active member of the team – someone who’s not afraid to come in and roll their sleeves up on day 1, so if you’re the more passive type, then this isn't the scheme for you.
The Paraplanner Role
We know what you’re thinking, ‘What on earth is Paraplanning?’
It’s a little known but rapidly in demand career that has grown in recent years.
In simple terms, a Paraplanner is someone who works with a Financial Planner or Financial Adviser to do several their non-client facing tasks involved in preparing and administering a Financial Plan or Report for a client.
based upon current market rates (May 2018)
Initially, all we need from you is your CV and Cover Letter which can be sent to our Recruitment Office Manager Sue Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Then we’ll take a look through and see if we think you’ve got what it takes.
We operate a ‘rolling recruitment’ policy, that said, we do have a few cut-off points for applications, simply just to help us manage the full process and allocate applications.
Cut-off dates for applications
Phase 1: Wednesday 28th July 2018
Phase 2: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Phase 3: Wednesday 28th November 2018
If we like what we see, we’ll be in touch to arrange a meeting with you
At this point, we’d be looking for reassurance you have the basic skills so will ask you to write us a short 500-word blog (on a topic of our choice).
If you're at Step 3 you have obviously impressed us and you’ve now been invited to join The Chiltern Graduate Scheme!
The last step in the recruitment process is your Induction Day – so after a welcome from the rest of the team, we’ll walk you through the rest of the day and introduce you to the Chiltern World!