IFA recruitment agency listing

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) provide individuals and businesses with support on a wide range of financial matters.

Entry qualifications for IFAs vary, although employers often seek applicants with at least two A levels and five GCSEs. Personal qualities, such as good communication skills, are often considered to be just as important as qualifications. It may be possible for prospective IFAs to secure an Advanced Apprenticeship in Advising on Financial Products. Alternatively, it is possible to enter into an administrative role in a company that employs IFAs before training to become an IFA.

New recruits receive training from experienced IFAs and gain theoretical knowledge through studying for a professional qualification, such as a Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Certificate in Financial Planning. The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) also offers a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) licence. Before they can provide guidance to clients, newly appointed IFAs must pass an exam from a professional body, such as the Institute of Financial Services.

Qualified IFAs are currently in high demand. Employment opportunities can be found in insurance companies, investment firms, estate agents, banks, retailers and building societies. Many IFAs are registered as self-employed, but have contractual arrangements with companies. Vacancies for IFAs tend to be advertised through specialist publications and financial recruitment agencies.

Starting salaries for trained IFAs are between £15,000 and £25,000 a year. Experienced staff may be able to move into supervisory or management positions.

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  • HW IT Search & Selection Ltd

    HW IT Search & Selection can address all permanent and contract staffing needs within the Financial Services. We are a boutique agency that appreciates the differences between each of our clients. We listen to your needs before providing candidates such as Auditors, Investment Managers and Underwriters that are best suited to your organisation. We use databases, social media and industry experts to provide effective recruitment throughout the UK.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia
    • 162-168 Regent Street, Linen Hall, London, Greater London, W1B 5TG
    • Church Bank, Manchester, Bolton, BL1 1HX
  • LinkPoint Resources Limited

    LinkPoint operates a network of offices with specialist consultants who have years of experience in the Financial Services sector. Whether you are looking for a senior accountant, tax auditor or credit controller, LinkPoint's specialist consultants have an extensive database of well-sourced contacts. Our screening process enables us to source candidates with not only the right skills and experience but also the best fit for your company.
    Coverage UK Nationwide
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    • 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
    • Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
    • CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • Huntsman Recruitment

    Huntsman Recruitment specialise in providing temporary and permanent Driving, Industrial, Commercial and Technical personnel to independent and blue chip companies throughout the West Yorkshire area. As part of our service we offer; Immediate Supply or Free Advertising, Pre-Booking Facility, Competitive Rates, Complete Recruitment and Account Management, 24/7 Telephone Support, Free Recruitment Consultation at Your Convenience.
    Coverage West Yorkshire
    • 26 Huddersfield Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1HA
  • Mego Employment

    Mego works with local people to improve their ability to attract employers and get hired. And we work with employers to improve their ability to attract and hire people. Please note that we recruit for the South West.
    Coverage South West
    • 8 The Crescent, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3AB
    • Edge Specialist Recruitment, Minerva House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5JL
    • Discovery House, Steamer Quay Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ95AL
  • Flex Recruitment Plus

    At FlexPlus, we pride ourselves on the ability to overcome any challenge and have proven this to be consistently true within the Financial Services Industry. The relationships we maintain in this sector are built on trust and our clients commonly utilise our knowledge and expertise to source everything from Paraplanners to Mortgage Advisors. Our candidates are all qualified to industry expectations and receive simulated training where appropriate
    Coverage UK wide
    15 Offices Nationwide
  • Industria Personnel Services Ltd

    The Industria team have a pro-active approach and a fanatical attitude to reliability, quality, and meeting our clients requirements which ensures that we won't just meet your expectations... we'll consistently exceed them! We have built a reputation on delivering high calibre candidates to our clients, and offering job seekers position that match their skills and experience.
    Coverage UK wide
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    • The Reform Club, Warwick Row, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 2DY
    • 3rd Floor, Rutland centre, 56 Halford Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1TQ
    • 51a - 53 Abington Street, Northampton, Northants, NN1 2AW
    • Luther Bouch Housern126 high Streetrn, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT
    • 1 Castle Street rn, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1DA
  • Plum Personnel

    In a nutshell we'll deliver an efficient service that's competitively priced. We'll actively listen to fully understand and meet your business needs - and won't promise what we can't deliver. You can be assured of a complete professional service underpinned by integrity in all that we do.
    Coverage West Midlands and Warwickshire
    • 699 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, Westmidlands, B91 3DA
  • McBarron Wood Recruitment Specialists

    Our Financial Services functional practices covers all aspects of this complex industry from Equity Release Advisor, Credit Analyst, Research Analyst through to IFA, Property Accountant, Insurance and Qualified Senior level executive appointments. Headed by our CEO with more than a decade of international experience, every search is tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Call us NOW.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
  • Interaction Finance Recruitment

    Unlike other agencies, we're able to dedicate a specialist team of financial experts to supplying staff that will compliment the economic products your business offers. We work with an exemplary talent pool of analytical and commercially knowledgeable candidates who are experienced in Compliance, Admin and Advisory positions. We've been delivering solutions since 1986 and have built relationships with a range of high profile institutions.
    Coverage UK wide
    27 Offices Nationwide
  • Hammond Clarke

    Addressing the areas of Admin, Compliance, Advisory and Management, Hammond Clarke uses a 10K+ candidate database and over 25 years experiences to supply the best Financial Services staff in the industry. We specialise in the City of London area but also have a portfolio of clients that stretch across the UK. Our ability to analyse social media and job boards allows us to find in demand staff for all Financial Service positions.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and North America
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    • 3rd Floor, 132-134 college Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
    • Hammond Clarke House, Russell Close, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 9EF
    • First Floor, Radius House, 51 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 1HP
    • Dukes Court, 32 Duke Street, St James's, London, Greater London, SW1Y 6DF

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