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Advisor Academy


As a Chetwood Wealth Management trainee financial advisor, you will benefit from a mentor dedicated to your personal development, an excellent training regime and be an integral part of the growth of the firm. 

With the intimacy and dynamic approach of a smaller business yet the size and opportunities of a much larger business, this is the perfect time to be a part of the Chetwood Wealth Management journey.

What will I be doing?

This role will sit within our team in Wellington, but the candidate will be expected to be willing to travel to our other UK locations as and when required and to work across the financial planning businesses in the group. Currently these office locations are Wellington, Newton Abbot, Bristol, Cirencester and London.

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to experience a rotation around the different advice businesses in the group, so that they gain a full understanding of the different aspects of the wider operations and be in a strong position to develop the foundations of their future career.

They will support Financial Planners, and ultimately clients, in the advice giving process. This will also include working on operational processes and procedures, creation of suitability reports, product research and technical analysis.

Finally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to attain qualifications and progress towards becoming a fully qualified Financial Planner.

Our programme is a  five-year scheme (split into two stages) from which you will emerge a Chartered Financial Planner ready to lead client relationships and provide holistic financial planning.  Stage one of the scheme will see you emerge as a level 4 qualified financial advisor (holding the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning). Stage two of the scheme will see you develop from a qualified financial planner to a Chartered Financial Planner.

We support your development by paying for exam entry and revision material as well as providing a generous bonus scheme for exam passes. Your side of this agreement will be to work and study hard to navigate the exams and professional qualifications, this will inevitably require some weekend and evening study. We grant one day of study leave a month (and additional support in the lead up to your exams) and you will find your work colleagues, some of whom themselves will be studying, will be more than supportive.

We believe exams are only a small part of the journey to becoming a Financial Planner, so from an early stage we aim to involve our trainee financial advisors in client meetings, organise for you to attend professional events and benefit from outside training.


Working at home


Above all else we need our candidates to be enthusiastic and keen to learn. We want you to be proactive and not afraid to innovate as well as have a proven record of working well in teams. 

The successful applicant must be a strong and confident communicator with an interest in the financial advice sector. The individual should have an appreciation, and preferably experience, of offering high quality service to consumers and should be prepared to commit to a comprehensive schedule of CPD to further support this.

The ideal candidate should have a strong academic background (2.1 degree preferred) and previous work experience.  Other qualification routes / career paths will also be considered.

Our programme is also open to candidates who are part way through their financial planning journey so if you have started your RO modules and are looking for the next step in your career, we would be delighted to hear from you.



  • You will spend time to understand each of the key business units


  • Administration support – work with the administration team in order to gain a full understanding of the firm’s new business and review processes.


  • Receive training on the group’s back-office systems and key platforms / providers. 


  • Trading – spend time with members of the technical team that are responsible for trading on client’s accounts. 


  • Gain a full understanding of the logistics of the group’s centralised investment proposition. 


  • Complete at least one R0 exam module. 

3-12 MONTHS:

  • Technical – work with the firm’s technical team. Focus on producing simple advice suitability reports from start to finish.


  • From month 7 onwards, you will start shadowing our experience financial planners, attend meetings with new and existing clients, and assisting with putting cases together. 


  • Complete a further 3 R0 exam modules. 

Year 2 – Trainee Financial Advisor/ Supporting Financial Adviser 

  • Greater client interaction, presenting financial advice, attending more client meetings, under supervision of an experienced financial planner.


  • By month 18, complete final multiple choice R0 exam module and R06 module (to obtain Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning). 


  • Circa month 18, certification as an adviser on the Financial Directory, subject to relevant qualifications (Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning) being complete. 


  • Toward the end of this period, you will begin to work as a designated supporting financial adviser, provide clients with simple advice under the supervision of the client’s existing adviser. 


  • Complete 1 AF modules.

Year 3 to 4 - Supporting Financial Adviser/ Independent Financial Advisor

  • Start to lead client relationships and begin to build your own client bank 


  • Take on a client bank of existing clients and become their Financial Planner.  


  • Provide clients with independent financial advice


  • Complete further 3 AF modules (to obtain Advanced Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning) and, if required, begin studying for any additional units required to achieve Chartered Status. 

Year 5 – Chartered Financial Planner​

  • Achieve Chartered Status – subject to 5 years industry experience and Advanced Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning being complete.


  • Provide holistic financial planning to existing clients and continue to build your own client bank

The exact syllabus will be individually tailored around the successful candidate depending on their previous work experience and prior qualifications.


To Apply: Please email your CV to  *

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Chetwood Wealth Management 
60 High Street
TA21 8RD


Tel: 01823 666 809
Fax: 01823 666 552

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