03 February 2014

Absa Adviser Academy today marks a historic milestone as it has attracted the biggest intake to date of Millennium Financial Advisers who have undergone an extensive selection process for the trainee adviser programme in 2014.

The trainees have come from all over South Africa and will join the Adviser Academy in Johannesburg, where they will embark on a structured learning programme which incorporates all aspects of both legal and technical skills, soft skills, business acumen as well as a professional qualification that will enable them to perform the role of a financial adviser.

The Absa Adviser Academy offers candidates an opportunity to push themselves into a high performing and rewarding career that enables them to gain substantial theoretical and practical experience and to acquire scarce and critical skills needed for financial planning.

The Academy has a team of professional development managers and trainers, who possess extensive financial planning skills; knowledge and industry experience, and will coach and mentor the Millennium Advisers in all key aspects to ensure the proper training and development of high calibre financial advisers.

Willie Lategan, Chief Executive of Wealth Investment Management and Insurance said: “By incubating a high calibre of Millennium Advisers, we are working towards being the “Go-To” bank in Africa. Our training programme explains the important role that the Barclays purpose,