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St. James’s Place Academy Career Returners Virtual Event

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Location: Virtual (for UK-wide opportunities)

Opportunity: Insight Event for the SJP Financial Adviser Academy Career Change Programme

Event Date: 3 July 2024

Register by: 2 July 2024

Career Returners (previously Women Returners) is working in partnership with St. James’s Place Financial Adviser Academy to co-host a virtual event on 3 July (10am – 12:30pm). The event is aimed at introducing returning women to a retraining opportunity to become a qualified financial adviser. You will also benefit from a Career Returners coaching workshop on preparing for your return to work.

About the fully-funded St. James’s Place Financial Adviser Academy career change programme

SJP provides career returners, and changers, with a fully funded, training programme. Learning from training more than 1,300 to achieve a career in financial advice.

The programme starts with three or six-month virtual training, you will gain all the qualifications, technical knowledge, and skills you need to become a qualified financial adviser. You will continue developing your skills under supervision until you reach competency and sustainability.

Watch this short video about Joanna Campbell-Meiklejohn, who shares how Career Returners helped her find the confidence to apply for the SJP Academy and how much she enjoys the role. Watch Rebecca Maxwell-Hyslop who found her role through Career Returners in 2019 here and read her Success Story

If the following applies this could be the right path for you

The career change programme is a fantastic opportunity to start a new flexible career. No previous financial experience is required.  At the event, as well as hearing from the SJP team you will hear from people who have been through the programme.

  • Do you seek variety?
  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • Are you seeking flexibility?
  • Do you want to be fulfilled?
  • Are you looking for greater control?

Start your own business or join an existing business within the SJP Partnership as an Adviser.

‘One of the things that drew me to the Academy was the feeling of being part of a cohort, everybody learning together and going through the same thing at the same time, all from different backgrounds and ages. Then there’s the support from experienced advisers when you graduate and the ongoing relationships with the Academy’s team. There’s always someone there to help.’ Rebecca Maxwell-Hyslop, former career in Financial Services prior to a 3.5 year career break

For more details about the Academy please click this link or scan the QR code below

Eligibility for the Event

  • The event is aimed at potential applicants for the St. James’s Place Financial Adviser Academy career change programme.
  • This event is focused on women. You may have taken time out for childcare or eldercare, for relocation, or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years.
  • You will have previous financial services experience OR transferable skills from outside financial services and an interest in this area.
  • You will hold a valid UK passport or have indefinite Leave to Remain already granted, which requires a minimum of 5 years living in the UK.

Register Now

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please register here

If you have any questions, please email: with ‘Returner Event Query’ in the title.


  • Only people registered in advance will be able to attend the event.
  • By registering, you are agreeing that St. James’s Place Wealth Management and Career Returners can contact you before and after the event.