Financial Planning/Wealth Management Trainee (August 2022 Intake)

Job Title: Financial Planning/Wealth Management Trainee (August 2022 Intake)
Contract Type: School Leavers
Location: Preston
Salary: Competitive
Reference: FP Trainee Preston
Contact Name: James Dawson
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 10, 2021 15:47

Job Description

Joining MHA Moore & Smalley as a Financial Planning/Wealth Management Trainee provides you with an excellent platform to develop a successful career in Accountancy and Finance. We have an enviable reputation for training, nurturing and developing our students and offering unrivalled career development opportunities. Several of our existing Partners also joined us via this route at the beginning of their careers and now play a key role in ensuring MHA Moore & Smalley remain the advisor of choice to our broad portfolio of clients.

You will have the opportunity to work across multiple industries so that no two days are ever the same and along the way we'll provide you with the dedicated support and mentoring you'll need to work your way through your qualification.

We aim to provide a very personable experience as part of your application as we believe for those who are eventually successful in being offered a role, applying today is the start of your journey with us. In the more advanced stages of the process you will have the opportunity to meet several members of the team who are at various stages of their careers with us.

  • A great place to commence your career in financial planning
  • We are a top 50 award winning professional services firm
  • We have an excellent reputation for training staff in a friendly and welcoming environment
  • Clear career opportunities and progression paths
  • Focus on work/life balance – flexible working patterns/locations
  • Pay progression linked to role development
  • High levels of staff engagement around the firm’s values
  • Great social life and involvement in community and charitable initiatives
  • Part of a national and international network of firms with global opportunities
  • A diverse work family
  • Competitive starting salary, with salary increases based on exam success and performance
  • Benefits package including: pension scheme, life assurance, flexible benefits (such as options to buy/sell annual leave, cycle to work scheme and dental insurance)
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Popular staff social club with subsidised events throughout the year


The successful applicants will be sponsored through the CII Diploma/Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning over a three-year period. This will include on-the-job training, exam tuition and practical skills courses.

You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging and stimulating environment where early responsibility is actively encouraged and rewarded. The work is varied and fast paced. If you are a people person and enjoy helping others succeed, you will derive great job satisfaction from a career at MHA Moore and Smalley.

Working as part of a team to deliver first class client service, the key elements of the role include:

  • Researching the market for the best financial products and funds to recommend to clients
  • Obtaining illustrations and quotations
  • Preparing suitability letters and reports
  • Liaising on technical issues, both internally and externally
  • Keeping up to date with legislative and regulatory issues 
  • Ensuring that research and reports are compliant with internal processes and legislative requirements
  • Dealing with client queries in the absence of the consultant team


To be considered for this position, applicants will need to have:
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade A*- C (4-9) including Maths and English
  • A minimum of 112 UCAS points at A Level, all gained in the same exam year and excluding General Studies, (based on the new 2017 UCAS tariff).
  •  Excellent communication skills
  • A genuine interest in business and finance
  • Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle (or at least have evidence this is in process at time of application)

Successful candidates will commence their role in August 2022.