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GWM Graduate Academy - End of term update

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Having embarked on a journey that began last year in London, seven university graduates were posted to GWM offices in Europe and the Middle East in August.

Recently we caught up with four who now call Dubai their home to find out how they are settling in to life in the UAE.

“My first six weeks here at GWM have been a whirlwind, in fact i’ve already experienced every aspect of the business.”

First up is Associate Financial Adviser Alistair Hill, a level 5 qualified football referee with a degree in business management:

“My first six weeks here at GWM have been a whirlwind, in fact i’ve already experienced every aspect of the business.”

Shadowing one of GWM’s most senior advisers, Alistair’s ‘new-starter nerves’ vanished almost instantly.

“The support I have received whilst making the transition from the UK to the UAE has been exceptional, and while expectations are high, it is clear to see the career opportunities available”

Their journey has been far from easy. To reach this stage, the successful recruits were up against over 2,000 applications from across the UK alone.

“I have learnt so much in such a small amount of time, both out in Dubai and in London during the three day on boarding process."

By joining GWM’S Global Partners division, Kelly Simpson has gained an insight into the industry leading service and support existing clients receive.

“I have learnt so much in such a small amount of time, both out in Dubai and in London during the three day on boarding process."

Kelly has experience of working overseas already but has found the support provided by GWM to be very helpful;

“The help I’ve had whilst making the transition from the UK to Dubai has been exceptional, with any questions being answered straight away. I am really excited for the future and looking forward to a long and successful career here with GWM.”

All GWM employees receive unlimited access to the purpose-built knowledge accelerator platform; GWM illuminate.

Stocked with a plethora of learning resources, GWM illuminate can be customised for each user to provide relevant learning material to aid their personal development.

“The first month has been challenging, but very enjoyable. The team in Dubai have all helped me to settle over here making the transition process relatively stress free."

Associate Financial Adviser Mathew Samuel joins GWM having graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in accounting and finance

“The first month has been challenging, but very enjoyable. The team in Dubai have all helped me to settle over here making the transition process relatively stress free."

Matthew says that being surrounded by some of the best in the business has allowed him to see a career path in front of him.

"The training from day one has been extensive and I have taken on-board lots of useful information both from internal and external training sessions hosted by GWM’s business partners that will benefit me throughout my career”

"I have been fortunate enough to experience many different aspects of the business and its clear to see the strength of the GWM brand in the UAE."

Before joining GWM, Nishan Balasingham graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in banking and finance.

“In my first month with GWM, the training provided has been second to none, from the initial welcome week in London, through to training in Dubai with specialists in the wealth management industry. The support I have received has enabled me to already add value to clients within my first month of joining. “

Nishan has also been impressed by the strong reputation GWM has established as one of the leading wealth management firms in the MENA region.

"I have been fortunate enough to experience many different aspects of the business and its clear to see the strength of the GWM brand in the UAE."

A comprehensive two year training program, the GWM graduate program consists of six bespoke modules, designed to provide experience of all aspects of the wealth management process whilst simultaneously providing a learning framework geared towards achieving a globally recognised qualification in financial planning.

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