Personal development

As a Paradigm Norton graduate trainee, you will benefit from a manager dedicated to your personal development, an excellent training regime and be an integral part of the growth of the firm. Our culture is one of continual improvement and we welcome all ideas; in fact, we look to our graduate trainees to think innovatively and challenge our processes to continually improve the business.

With the intimacy and dynamic approach of a smaller business yet the size and opportunities of a much larger business, this is the perfect time to be a part of the Paradigm Norton journey. As we are solely focused on servicing the financial and tax planning needs of our clients, as a graduate trainee with us you can be certain that a career in financial planning is your end destination.

Training and support

Our programme is a five-year scheme from which you will emerge a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner ready to lead client relationships.

We support your development by paying for exam entry and revision material as well as providing a generous bonus scheme for exam passes. Your side of this agreement will be to work and study hard to navigate the exams and professional qualifications, this will inevitably require some weekend and evening study. We grant one day of study leave a month and you will find your work colleagues, some of whom themselves will be studying, will be more than supportive.

We believe exams are only a small part of the journey to becoming a Financial Planner, so from month one we aim to involve our graduate trainees in client meetings, organise for you to attend professional events and benefit from outside training.



Two of our graduates talk about why they chose a career in financial planning and how the Paradigm Norton graduate scheme has helped them on their journeys.

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What we look for

Above all else we need our candidates to be enthusiastic and keen to learn. We want you to be proactive and not afraid to innovate as well as have a proven record of working well in teams. We require all candidates to possess a 2:1 degree and 280 UCAS points as a minimum.

Please click below for more information regarding the Graduate Financial Planner position.

Graduate Trainee, Chatered Financial Planner

Graduate Programme Structure

2020 Gradutate recruitment timeline


“We started the graduate scheme in 2016 to increase the impact of our unique brand of financial planning, build our business for the future and grow the financial planning profession. Our graduates play a key role in innovating and driving the business forwards.”
David Burridge, Senior Financial Planner and Head of the Graduate Programme