Ten top tips for exams

Are you starting to prepare for your exams? Are you scratching your head at the thought of revision? Well, stop right there… We have a plan! Well, we have ten top tips to help you prepare for your exams. Whether you’re aiming to get that first exam out of the way, or you’re on the […]

What it’s like working in finance

My name is Jo and I work in finance. There I said it. Don’t judge me or fall asleep. I’ll make this quick, I promise. If you listen to our podcast, That Mint Podcast, you’ll know that we often lie about where we work because it’s hard to describe and people immediately look bored. But it’s […]

7 things to remember after failing an exam

As the great Winston Churchill once said: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Failure is a normal part of any journey to success – and although sometimes it may feel like the end destination, it’s simply a bump in the road. How we recover and […]

Fabulous finalists!

Yesterday was a day filled with celebrations here at HQ – as we got the news that four of our grads have been shortlisted for the Professional Adviser New Talent Awards. As if this wasn’t enough to have us rummaging around to find our party hats, we also found out that as a team, we […]

Another Diploma in the bag!

Lee Hastie Dip.PFS. That’s right – Lee has achieved his CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning *insert party emoji*. Lee joined The Grad Scheme in 2017 and has had an incredible journey so far – we asked him to tell us more about this below… What were your biggest challenges? My biggest challenge was trying […]

Say hello to… Alice and Alanis!

After joining us back in April at our most successful assessment day so far, we knew that these two new grads were a great fit for us! Four months on, they’ve finished their degrees and are settling into their roles of Graduate Compliance Support at Apricity – on that note, meet Alice and Alanis!  

Say hello to… Johnathan, Ellie & Luke

Another successful application day sees us welcome another group of budding grads into our ever-growing team. Since the last cohort, we received a vast number of applications and we really were spoilt for choice – meaning our three new recruits should be extremely proud of themselves for standing out and making us smile. Without further […]

Holly’s got her Diploma!

Holly joined The Grad Scheme in 2017 and in less than 2 years, has achieved her CII Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning! It hasn’t always been plain sailing for Holly, but she’s overcome every hurdle and should be so proud of herself, as we are. She’s quite literally had her cake and eaten it (see […]

Personal growth

Last week our Marketing & Communications Assistant, Jas, attended the B2B Marketing Expo, in London. It was a great opportunity for her to go along, attend some seminars and report back to the office full of new knowledge. As a business, we think it’s incredibly important to invest in our team and to ensure that […]