The Blog

Say Hello to… Hannah 16th January 2018

Last but certainly not least our final graduate to join us in 2017 is Hannah!  Due to the success of our Grad Scheme in creating capacity and growth in Para-Sols, we’ve extended our opportunities to our new sister company Apricity and Hannah is officially our first TGS recruit!  She certainly won’t be the last as […]

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Check out our 2018 plans 8th January 2018

We like to think of a new year as a new opportunity, a chance to set new goals and ambitions – both personally and professionally!  So, with that in mind we’ve re-grouped and agreed our business strategy for 2018.  The core focus of this is continued business growth helped along the way by our very […]

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2017 – ‘The Year of The Grad Scheme’ 20th December 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we figured it was as good a time as any for a bit of reflection on the year that’s passed us by in what feels like the blink of an eye… It’s been a pivotal and record-breaking year for us – a real turning point for Para-Sols as we […]

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Say hello to… Matthew, Sophie & Alex 4th December 2017

We’re not entirely sure where the last month or two has gone so as the end of the year fast approaches, we’ve stopped, took a breath and realised we have yet to formally introduce our final cohort of this years graduate training programme. Everybody, say hello to Sophie, Alex and Matthew (more affectionately named Mash!). […]

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Say hello to… Lee & Sunaina 24th July 2017

Our graduate training programme is going from strength to strength and last month we welcomed yet another two recruits to the team. We held an Assessment Day at the beginning of June, where 10 fresh and eager grads arrived ready to impress us with their energy and enthusiasm and luckily for us, we didn’t find […]

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The name is Si. Si Warne Dip.PFS 24th May 2017

“I’ve recently completed my Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, which hopefully, is the first of many milestones to come in my finance career. I started with The Grad Scheme at Para-Sols back in August 2015 and although they talked me through a two-year training programme, I was given the reigns for the speed […]

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Say hello to… Sam, Holly & Johnny 22nd May 2017

Last month we promised to introduce you to our latest members of the team, didn’t we? Well hold your breath no longer, here they are and they have some first impressions to share with us. From Cohort 1 of The Grad Scheme, we give you Sam, Holly & Johnny. Or otherwise collectively known as ‘The […]

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Assessment Day Triumph 26th April 2017

First off, apologies for the recent radio silence. We know, it’s not like us but we’ve been busy recruiting some super awesome grads to help us out with our world-domination plans so we hope you’ll forgive us on this occasion. It won’t happen again (ok, maybe it will but we’ll try not to). You avid […]

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The Grad Scheme: Kate’s Story 10th March 2017

Having graduated from University with a degree in Zoology, it’s safe to say I most definitely wasn’t planning a career in finance. Admittedly, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was I wanted but the natural starting point for me was looking at jobs and work experience in Zoology and Ecology, but nothing I came across […]

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The Grad Scheme: Grant’s Story 9th March 2017

As an inexperienced graduate who knew they had a lot to offer, it was difficult getting past the ‘experience in……’ barrier. So probably like most, when I embarked on the whirlwind that is ‘job-hunting’ after Uni, my first port of call was looking into the many Graduate Programmes that were on offer. Not a fan […]

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The Grad Scheme: Rachael’s Story 8th March 2017

After studying Accounting & Finance at Uni, looking for a job in financial services came instinctively to me but, with a huge range of roles on offer, I wasn’t exactly sure what career I wanted to pursue. Personally, I was put off applying to any of the ‘big four’ as I had heard stories from […]

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The Grad Scheme: Simon’s Story 7th March 2017

After graduating from University with a degree in Accounting & Financial Management, I wasn’t exactly sure which career path I wanted to take. All my uni friends were looking to secure jobs in the city with the usual big accountancy firms, but although I didn’t know exactly what it was I wanted, I was certain […]

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