Careers at AFH

Are you looking to build your career in a fast-paced environment with a community feel?

Then AFH could be right for you




At AFH, we foster a strong sense of community with our employees and take pride in supporting talented and dedicated new recruits. With a commitment to aiding personal improvement through further education, we can help you work towards gaining professional qualifications.

The London Stock Exchange has named AFH amongst the list of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ – this is in part due to our ambitious team of staff and advisers. If you are interested in becoming a part of our growing community, start your job search here and get in touch with us today.

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Become a trainee IFA

Based at the AFH headquarters in Bromsgrove, our 18-month trainee programme will give you the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience around the whole of the business, developing a range of skills needed to become a successful IFA. The first six months of the programme will be spent with our administration teams, including New Business, where you will gain valuable knowledge regarding standards within the financial sector.

Following on from this, six months will be spent with our Investment team. Through shadowing you will gain insight into the wider role of investment managers and learn about all aspects of our investment function.

For the remaining six months, you will join our Advice & Regulatory Support team, where you will gain both analytical skills and technical regulatory knowledge. 

Alongside gaining valuable work experience, you will work towards achieving the CII QCA level 4 diploma. This should be completed by month 18 of your traineeship through self-study, but with the support of the business. The AFH trainee programme will not only provide you with an understanding of our business model and internal functions but with a broader insight into the financial services and IFA marketplace.

Once you have completed the programme, you will work with an AFH sales director to plan your gradual ‘exit strategy’ into an AFH IFA role. This will initially be on an employed basis but with a structured approach to transitioning into a progressively self-employed IFA role.

If you are interested in applying to our trainee IFA graduate scheme or wish to find out more, please click here.


Join us as a financial adviser

Existing advisers who wish to become a member of our community have the option to join us on an employed or self-employed basis. With a team of 300+ internal staff, you’ll have a network of specialists at hand to support you.

Learn more about becoming an adviser at AFH here, or get in touch with us to discuss your options.

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Monthly economic commentary: September 2018

Monthly economic commentary: September 2018

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Story 24/09/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at why switching platforms can prove to be difficult, and the impact this can have on investors.

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Are advisers footing the platform fees bill for clients?

Story 20/09/18

Following AFH’s recent announcement to abolish platform fees, and the issues raised in the FCA's recent Investment Platforms Market Study, we're working to demystify the world of platforms. Here we look at the truth behind whether financial advisers are having to foot the platform fees bill for clients.

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