Another Grad Day Down!

Our doors opened once again to welcome a cohort of exciting individuals eager to begin a career in financial services. Backgrounds ranged from those with no degrees eager to begin a fulfilling career to recent grads ready to hit the ground running in the real working world. The energy in the room was electric and […]

The Story of Chez 👋🏼

When I left college, I didn’t have any particular career in mind. There was only one thing I was certain about and that was that I didn’t want to go to university (I know, I know… my college tutor hated me! 😬 ). But I was working in Boots at the time, a typical Saturday […]

Kudos for The Grad Scheme

Last night, myself and 14 excitable members of the team attended our regional business awards, the North East Business Awards – giddy because we were enjoying good times with good company again but mostly giddy because we were there as finalists in the Apprenticeship, Training & Skills category for our work with The Grad Scheme. […]

we made the finals

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for an award, this time the ‘Apprenticeship, Skills and Training’ category as part of the North East Business Awards, due to take place on Thursday 23rd September at Hardwick Hall (time to dust off our dresses and dicky bows!). This award recognises businesses that have implemented a successful apprentice, training or […]

Developing your CV and cover letter.

Are you currently applying for jobs and being rejected at the first hurdle? Is your CV and cover letter not getting you to through to the interview stage? Well, we can help you! After having an amazing discussion with Christine McCartney, Employability Adviser at The University of Sheffield, we were able to chat about the […]

Life after Uni.

It’s that time of year when you’ll find that your graduation is lurking around the corner and you’re coming to the end of your final year with no career plans after that. Or, maybe you’ve finished course in recent weeks but still haven’t got your head around what to do next?  Well fear not, we […]

Lockdown diplomas… Let’s talk to our newly qualified paraplanners

Last year was a whirlwind for our exam candidates, with the closure of test centres, exam cancellations and revision timetables coming to a halt. However, that didn’t stop our Para-Sols superstars Sophie, Andrew, Mike, Fran and Ali from achieving their RQF Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning – congratulations! Although they have now gained fancy […]

A fun filled, festive Grad day!

To end 2020 with a bang (can we call it that?!) we managed to hold our socially-distanced, super-festive Grad Day earlier this month. All the candidates were excited as they entered the Verve floor and were greeted with big smiles, a boatload of hand sanitiser, and more importantly, mimosas, which we hope helped settle any […]

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 […]