DeVere Group has revealed that it has extended a six month investment and hiring campaign to find the next generation of professionals from “a growing talent pool of young people”.
The news from James Green, divisional manager for Europe, comes as the economy continues to reopen and more people head back to the city centres to work.
It also follows the company’s forecast that demand for financial advice in Europe will increase by more than 20% this year.
The interns will spend part of the year in London “learning whilst earning” and will then have the choice to spend three months in one of deVere’s office hubs in Spain, Portugal or Italy. After 12 months, the most successful interns will begin a full-time career with deVere.
Green stated that the investment and hiring campaign will help secure new talent and fill the impending financial adviser gap.
He said: “We committed to a six month investment and hiring campaign earlier this year in order to meet soaring client demand across Europe for specialist financial advice and fintech solutions.
“As we welcome a further intake of interns this week on a full-time contract, we’ve made the decision to extend the investment and hiring spree to 12 months to tap into the growing talent pool of young people who are seeking a highly rewarding career.”
He added: “Following a year and a half of stifled career opportunities due to the pandemic, there’s a huge pent-up appetite amongst this cohort of ambitious young people to fast-track to the next step and carve out a successful career in an internationally expanding sector.”