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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What TGS has done for me – Grant

This week, we’re looking at Grant and what The Grad Scheme has done for him. For us, Grant is the ultimate success story – from a fresh-faced Business Management graduate, to a Chartered, award-winning Paraplanner – it’s safe to say, he’s achieved great things over the last 5 years with us. Supporting Grant throughout his […]

What TGS has done for me – Hannah

Hannah was our first ever grad to join the Apricity team and since coming on board, she has gone from strength to strength! Below, she tells us her story and explains what The Grad Scheme has done for her. “In 2017 I graduated from the University of Law with an LLB Degree. When I left I wasn’t sure […]

#MyStorySoFar… by Rachael

Bringing the #MyStorySoFar episodes to a close is Rachael, yet another one of our fabulous grads! She almost has her Diploma under her belt, below, she explains why you too, should want to strive to succeed… How has The Grad Scheme improved your skills? Since joining The Grad Scheme in 2016, I feel as though […]