Become a City high-flyer

Croydon Guardian: Asad Khan at work Asad Khan at work

If you’re looking for a route into a successful career working at one of the many high profile financial services companies in the City, a financial services apprenticeship could be for you.

Bromley College is one of the largest providers of financial services apprenticeships in the UK, and the only one based in London.

The college is accredited by the National Skills Academy in Financial Services, the Institute of Financial Services and the Chartered Insurance Institute and offers a wide range of financial services apprenticeships to employers and potential apprentices.

If you’ve ever dreamt of starting a career in this sector you can specialise in: general insurance, retail banking, investment administration, pensions administration and pensions advice.

Coreco, a leading London-based provider of independent mortgage and financial advice, worked closely with Capital B, Bromley College’s employer services team, to recruit a new financial services apprentice.

Asad Khan was appointed by Coreco in June 2011 and has been working his way through the advanced apprenticeship in providing mortgage advice. Asad explained why he chose a career within financial services: “The Financial Services industry is a dynamic, fast paced, challenging environment that rewards ingenuity and initiative.”

He decided to choose an apprenticeship over going to university because he felt the apprenticeship would better equip him with the qualifications, skills and training crucial for success in the industry.”

He said: “What I enjoy most about my apprenticeship is the self-confidence and value I feel from having someone invest in my future development.”

He added: “It is the right choice for you if you are self-motivated, eager to learn and want to take advantage of benefitting from opportunities to launch yourself to new heights.”

If you’d like to start your career as an apprentice or you’re an employer interested in taking on an apprentice, Bromley College can help you. Call 020 8295 7070 or visit www.bromley.ac.uk/ apprenticeships for information on apprenticeships.

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