Quilter Cheviot has announced the launch of a 12-month Investment Management Internship Programme, which has welcomed six individuals looking to begin a career within the wealth management industry.
After receiving over 700 applications, the programme has enrolled four interns in the firm’s London office, as well as two interns who are based in their Birmingham office.
University degrees were not a requirement for the programme to support Quilter Cheviot’s ambitions to increase diversity within the industry. Instead, the interns will study for their Level 3 Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment exam over the course of the year as they rotate across different areas of the business.
The interns will be given an insight into specific areas of the business throughout the year, including teams such as research, investment risk, responsible investment, marketing, operations, front office as well as sales and distribution.
Through the launch of the internship programme, Quilter Cheviot is aiming to create job opportunities for the next generation of wealth management talent, by providing industry expertise, support, guidance, and an in-depth experience of working within the investment management industry.
Andrew McGlone, Chief Executive at Quilter Cheviot said:
“Having joined this business as a trainee nearly 30 years ago, I am particularly pleased to introduce our Investment Management Intern Programme, which will provide committed and talented individuals from all backgrounds with the chance to break into the wealth management industry.
“Our objective is to help develop the skills, knowledge, and connections the next generation needs to succeed in this field; and to introduce fresh perspectives and diversity of thought and ideas to our business. We are excited to see what this group can bring to Quilter Cheviot and the opportunities that will arise through the likes of mentorship from our experienced team.
“I am delighted to welcome these ambitious individuals to our business and look forward to watching them develop over the 12-month period and, hopefully, beyond.”