Joined September 2017
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship at AJ Bell?
I chose to do an apprenticeship simply because I did not want to go to university. The main reason I chose AJ Bell was because of all the opportunities they offered combined with the fact they were a fast growing company within the financial sector.
What has been the highlight of your apprenticeship so far?
The highlight of my apprenticeship so far has been achieving my Investments Operations Certificate. Passing all three exams has motivated me to keep on progressing through the company and gain more qualifications in the future.
For what reasons would you recommend a career / apprenticeship with AJ Bell?
The reasons I would recommend a career with AJ Bell is because of the exciting development opportunities offered to all members of staff and also due to the atmosphere within the workplace. Everyone within AJ Bell is valued and treated equally, during my time as an apprentice I have always been treated as an ordinary member of staff.
What tips would you give to anyone applying for an AJ Bell apprenticeship?
Be yourself, the company does not want robots. When writing your CV and attending assessment days be honest and show off your personality.
If you are asked to attend an assessment day, I would advise you to do some research on the company to show that you’re truly interested in the role. This would include what the company does, who our customers are and also take a look at our guiding principles and have a think about why they are so important to us.