an apprentice is a mountain climber

In true Verve fashion, hello, hey, hi! I love the buzz around National Apprenticeship Week and anyone that knows me, knows my passion for opportunities for apprentices and traineeships. I’d like to share my why. In times gone by, apprenticeships were seen as ‘second choice’. For those who couldn’t attend University, rather than chose not […]

so many grads

I know we keep harping on about it, but honestly, we just can’t get enough new grads when it comes to meeting the demand for new paraplanners within the industry! The rise of the paraplanner is well and truly here, and we’re feeling the impact more than ever. Firms are crying out for top quality […]

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 […]

Meet Para-Sols newest members… Dan and Becky!

Another grad assessment day has been and gone and with it brought some fresh new talent into the industry. Para-Sols have onboarded two graduate paraplanners, Dan and Becky, who are currently undertaking some intensive training and are already smashing their way through suitability reports (impressive, huh?!). During the assessment day, they both expressed how eager […]

Meet Apricity’s newest member… Jake

Our Spring assessment day was a great success and one person stood out to us as being a perfect fit for the Apricity team. That person is Jake, who has now been with us for over a month and is shining in his new role as Compliance Support. Let’s hear from Jake on how he’s […]

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 […]

Meet Para-Sols’ newest members… James, Dan and Jenna!

Our new Para-Sols graduates James, Dan and Jenna, have settled in well after weeks of learning their new role as paraplanners. On the assessment day, all three displayed their hunger to learn and eagerness to be part of a growing company. Our new graduates excelled in these areas on the assessment day and it didn’t […]