AMP today launches Adviser Pathways, a market-leading training and development program to meet the growing demand for high quality financial advisers.
The program is part of AMP’s commitment to raising standards and professionalism in advice.
It leverages AMP’s long-established experience in building rewarding careers for advice professionals and will give candidates a broad experience in advice to enable them to find the most suitable role to match their skills.
The 2-3 year program is designed to interest a wide variety of candidates, including new university graduates, career changers and advice practice staff who want to upskill.
It offers flexible career paths in advice. Successful candidates will receive training in different advice methods, including face-to-face, phone-based and technology-enabled advice, reflecting the varied ways customers are now choosing to receive financial advice.
To join Adviser Pathways, candidates must have a degree that is approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).
The AMP Horizons practice, which has provided on-the-job training for new advisers since 2009, is superseded by Adviser Pathways.
AMP Head of Advice Education, Capability & Careers Rod Edge, said Adviser Pathways was built to meet the evolving needs of customers, as well as advisers and advice practices.
“We’re seeing growing demand for financial advice from Australians so we’re strengthening and improving our learning and development proposition,” Mr Edge explained.
“Advisers within AMP licensees have contributed ideas and support for this new proposition. By aligning with the government’s new adviser education standards and trends in customer preferences we are creating the advisers of the future.”
AMP’s strategic partnership with Griffith University is an important component of Adviser Pathways. Candidates must complete Griffith’s financial planning skills course in their first year, which also provides a credit towards the university’s FASEA-approved Master of Financial Planning qualification.
Griffith Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Professor David Grant said: “The combination of the academic rigour provided by an institution like Griffith and the work-based learning available in businesses such as AMP is designed to address new government standards in the provision of financial advice and enhance career opportunities for new advisers”.
Applications for the first intake of Adviser Pathways are open now at www.amp.com.au/adviserpathways