Is now really the best time to start a career in financial planning?
That’s a question we get asked a lot at Spark Careers, by uni grads and experienced candidates alike. It’s a question that speaks to our concerns in an uncertain economic climate. And it’s a question that has a happy answer.
While businesses in the financial services sector are increasing their demand for skilled workers, the market currently lacks candidates with the suitable experience and training for the job, according to the Hays Quarterly Report for July to September 2016.
This demand is driven by an increased interest in financial planning in Australia, and it’s a trend that has room to grow. According to an MLC Wealth Sentiment Survey, half of all Australians have neither a financial adviser nor a financial plan.
The skills shortage has led to businesses increasing their focus on developing junior employees, such as paraplanners and client services staff, into skilled financial planners. This in turn means demand is high for junior candidates to fill the resulting gap.
That’s where you come in. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and kickstart your career in financial planning. So where do you start?
Whether you’re a uni grad, have prior experience, or want to change careers, Spark Careers is your gateway to the financial planning industry. We match talented people with the best jobs in financial planning, and our best-in-class training program covers everything you need to succeed.
There has never been a better time to work in financial planning. Get started today.