Our Apprenticeship Scheme

Right from the start, we knew that having a great team of people around us would be the key to providing a brilliant service to our clients. So, that’s something we’ve invested in, for two reasons:

  • to help young people get started in the industry, and
  • so that our team can keep learning and growing while they’re with us.

For those reasons, we take great pride in the robust Apprenticeship Scheme that we run here at First Financial Intermediaries.

How does it work?

Each year, we intake up to three new apprentices who are at the start of their careers in financial services. We train them in partnership with Simply Academy to achieve their Level 3 Financial Services Administrator qualification.

From there, the opportunities are limitless. Previous apprentices have completed their apprenticeships in record time and gone on to train to become Advisers within two years of starting with us! If you’ve got the drive and determination, we’ll give you the tools and guidance to help you fly.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in learning more about our Apprenticeship Scheme or would like to express your interest in joining it, please send your enquiry through to and we’ll be happy to talk you through the next steps.

What our team say

Zoe Waugh, Apprentice Client Relationship Manager

I started the First Financial Apprenticeship Scheme with very little knowledge in the field. I didn’t really know what a career in financial services would entail, but I have been guided and taught everything I need to know to become confident at my job.

First Financial Intermediaries are passionate about continuous learning, which has helped me develop my career by becoming fully CeMAP qualified. Everyone at First Financial genuinely acts in accordance with the company’s core values, which makes it supportive and welcoming environment to work in.

Additional benefits

Monthly Core Value Champion gets an Amazon gift voucher

Annual Core Value Champion: the winner receives 4-day flights and hotel for two in New York

Cycle to Work scheme

Electric Vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

Sabbatical scheme for apprentices

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At First Financial, we are committed to fair treatment and equal opportunities for all. We believe that a person’s age, gender, nationality, race, economic background, or sexuality should never be a barrier to their employment.

We welcome applications from individuals of all walks of life – if you’ve got the passion we’re looking for, you are welcome here at First Financial.