AWD Chase de Vere has set up an Adviser Academy to help develop talent from within and outside the company.
The national IFA will begin the programme in July with an initial intake of 15 and is expecting to repeat the scheme every year.
The two-year, structured course will incorporate studying for professional qualifications, centralised training sessions and local on-the-job work experience, including shadowing IFAs in client meetings
Andy Papadopolous, director of advisory services at AWD Chase de Vere, said: "We think there is a shortage in the industry of these opportunities and we'd like the industry to really benefit from any opportunities we provide for younger people coming through.
"Our view is we need to take advantage of the resources we have such as national office coverage and consistency in what we do throughout the UK.
"Has there been enough of that in the past? No. Will there be enough in the future? Probably not. A lot of the industry is short-termist."
From within the company, Papadopolous is expecting paraplanners and administrators to take advantage of the scheme, while externally he is hoping to attract graduates and even staff from other advisory firms.
He also hopes the academy will help to complement its new propositions in advance of RDR and the development comes as the firm stresses its commitment to independence.
The company recently rolled out two tiers of ongoing face-to-face advice, as well as a primary service for one-off advice.
Papadopolous added: "We fundamentally believe in independent financial advice; we think it is the best advice in the market you can get. If you cut me in half, I've got independence written through me and the majority of advisers here have independence written right through them.
"It doesn't mean restricted is a bad place to be but it means it is not a route we would take our business through."
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