Paraplanners and hens teeth
As I'm sure many of you will be aware, there's a severe shortage of paraplanners in the industry at the moment. Obviously, one key benefit for us as paraplanners is the trend for rising wages and benefits (supply and demand and all that).
However, putting my team leader hat on, the downside is that finding experienced paraplanners is really tough; there just doesn't seem to be many experienced paraplanners on the market. For instance, I think we've got a good package (salary, benefits, flex working etc), but I hardly see any CVs from what I would call experienced paraplanners (diploma/chartered with 5 years plus experience).
I'd be really interested to hear from experienced paraplanners, particularly in the North West area, about why they think this is? Is it because they are happy where they are and well looked after? Are the carrots not big enough to tempt you away? Do you look for particular firms to work for? What would it take to get you to move?
@richallum - this isn't a direct recruitment drive (honest guv!), I'm just trying to get ideas from actual real live paraplanners on what we might be missing.