New/Hoping to be/Struggling IFA
Good Morning All,
I'm currently looking to do the CII's diploma, I've started the R01 and would be looking to complete the advance dip within the next year. I come from an Insurance Account Manager/Protection adviser role. However, i'm struggling to find any work experience from an IFA firm. Trust me when I say this, I've tried near enough every firm in Manchester! I work nights but am willing to work for free, heck i'll pay someone for work experience.
It may sound a bit ambitious to do that many exams in 12 - 18 months. However, I've put a lot of thought into it and it's something i'm willing to take the risk with it. Even if that means I've got to do the level 6 before someone will take me on. So... instead of waffling on, I know this is a complete shot in the dark but is there anyone in the Greater Manchester area (30 mile region) whose willing to take a bright, hard working individual on for some FREE work experience. I can make some great tea as well, I have experience in protection products (Life, CIC, Funeral Plans and Over 50's). I would even be willing to work as a protection adviser for a firm on a voluntary basis. Anything just to get my foot in the door.
P.S Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this, I didn't mean to offend anyone.