Location: UK

Start date: Flexible

Programme: Two-year career change programme 

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Attend our co-hosted Career Returners Event in London on 20 January 2020 for more information on the programme.

Career Change Opportunity. Dare to change your future?

Returning to work after an extended break and changing careers possibly sounds daunting, but with the St. James’s Place Academy, you’ll benefit from the many years’ experience that they have in successfully supporting hundreds of people just like you, to make a smooth transition to a new career as a qualified financial planner and wealth manager.

If you’re looking for a career that puts you firmly in control of your future, why not consider retraining with them. This could be the career change for you.

The Company

St. James’s Place Wealth Management is an award-winning FTSE 100 company and the Academy was established in 2012 to provide high calibre individuals an exciting career change opportunity to retrain to become qualified financial planners and build a new career in financial planning and wealth management. Since 2012, the Academy has successfully transitioned over 500 people from previous careers to become financial planners, who either run their own wealth management business or join one of the many St. James’s Place Practices as an adviser.

What is a financial planner and wealth manager?

Financial planning and wealth management is the ongoing provision of useful and timely financial advice to individuals and business clients, helping them to determine their goals, make the right investment decisions and prepare for a financially stable future.

What they look for in candidates

No previous experience of giving financial advice is required and candidates join St James’s Place from a wide range of backgrounds and professions, typically with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. These are some of the fundamental traits that St James’s Place know make candidates successful:

The programme:

What are the benefits of retraining with the Academy to become a diploma qualified financial planner with St. James’s Place?

Train with a company that values your previous experiences, dedication and enthusiasm. As one of the UK’s leading wealth management businesses, St. James’s Place is an ideal organisation to learn the skills of the trade with and begin a new financial planning and wealth management career.

To find out more, please take a look at Lisa Everitt’s success story by clicking here and watch the St. James’s Place video by clicking here.

How to Apply and Contact

To find out more about the programme or to apply, visit Please select ‘Women Returners’ from the dropdown menu when completing the field ‘Where did you hear about the Academy?’

If you’d like to speak to someone for an informal chat, please contact Gee Foottit on 07768 553718 or you can email her

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