While many businesses are shedding staff due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a Northamptonshire financial advice company is bucking the national trend by stepping up its recruitment campaign.
Telford Mann Pensions & Investments, which has its head office in Kettering, is pushing forward with its recruitment program and is now searching for “hungry, bright individuals” to join the company.
Jilly Mann, joint Managing Director of Telford Mann, said: “Recruitment is a constant battle for us. There is a lack of good quality candidates in our region and for a long time now our preferred route has been to grow our own. “We calculated last year that we invest over £10,000 in each and every trainee who joins us and achieves Chartered Financial Planner status, with many of these candidates now also Fellows of the Personal Finance Society. “That is a huge investment on our part and a big commitment from the candidate to this profession.”While University Careers Fairs have been a good source of candidates, says Jilly, the company is keen to widen the net. As part of this it has forged a successful work experience program with the Northampton Saints Rugby Club through player sponsorship, which has already led to two players joining the ranks of the firm.
Jon Telford, joint Managing Director of Telford Mann, said: “We want hungry, bright individuals who seek a career in this industry on either the technical, client service side of things or the client facing advice side of the business. “We have successfully trained through most of our current team from a very junior if not entry level status through to highly successful rounded individuals and this is something we want to replicate time and again. “Hopefully, our ability to successfully withstand this latest unprecedented challenge can only help us to attract the best calibre individuals to join our team.” Having successfully weathered the pandemic so far, the company hopes that by pressing ahead with its recruitment campaign now, it will be in a strong position moving forward.