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St James’s Place Academy

Wealth Management Academy Programme

The St. James’s Place Academy provides high calibre and driven individuals an exciting opportunity to build a career in financial planning and wealth management as part of a two-year career change programme.

Whether your goal is to run your own business, become a financial adviser in an existing St. James’s Place Practice or support one of our businesses as a fully qualified Paraplanner we can help you.

The St. James’s Place Academy provides what we believe is an unrivalled development programme for outstanding individuals who have no previous experience of giving financial advice.

What is the Academy?

Have you reached a point in your working life when you need a new challenge or a completely new career direction? The Academy offers you the opportunity to build your own financial planning and wealth management business or join one of our many established Practices as an Adviser.

What is a financial planner and wealth manager?

Wealth management is the provision of useful and timely financial advice, helping clients, whether individuals or businesses, to determine their goals, help make the right investment decisions and prepare for a financially stable future. A St. James’s Place financial adviser will develop their own group of clients, taking the time to get to know each one and building a long-lasting relationship in order to develop a comprehensive strategy over the medium to long term.

As a financial planner and wealth manager, you will have the autonomy and flexibility to build a career in financial services whilst being able to access unrivalled business, technical and marketing support from the St. James's Place network of offices.

The Academy Process

Acceptance onto the programme follows a thorough and supportive selection and assessment process to ensure that only those candidates with the necessary attributes, characteristics and skills are engaged. Therefore your first step should be to make sure that the Academy opportunity is right for you.


  • There are certain attributes and experiences that facilitate a successful application to the Academy.
  • These include:
  • Successful track record in your existing career or business
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated nature
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop relationships


One of the factors to consider throughout the selection process is whether your goal is to run your own financial planning and wealth management business or join one of our existing successful Practices as an Adviser.

We will help you decide which is the best route for you based on your aspirations. Our programme offers flexibility and our expert Development Managers will be with you every step of the way, so if your circumstances do change throughout the programme, we can support you in re-aligning your goals.

Whether you want to start your own wealth management business or join an existing Practice, redefining your career takes motivation and commitment. That’s why our selection process is designed to help us – and you – make sure this is the right opportunity for you.

Start your career in wealth management now!

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