“The Financial Consultant Academy is a program that trains young FCs from start to finish... You also have the support of individuals who've been at Schwab a long time."
It has long been our belief that the service we offer our clients sets us apart from our competitors. As we plan for significant growth in the future, maintaining a strong network of financial consultants who see the world Through Clients’ Eyes remains a high priority.
The Schwab Financial Consultant Academy is a developmental rotational program that prepares individuals for a career as a financial consultant in one of our branches.
Our Schwab Financial Consultant Academy seeks out high-performing candidates to prepare for a consultative role in one of our branches.
The rotational program takes place over 18 to 24 months and is based in one of our major service centers. Through the Schwab Financial Consultant Academy, you will:
Gain a valuable head start to your career
Have an opportunity to sit for and must pass qualifying exams
Experience the securities industry firsthand as part of a service center team
Learn how to provide world-class service to clients over the phone while building market expertise in preparation for building individual client relationships
Coach consultative skills through a needs-based process to provide helpful and relevant solutions to clients
Benefit from a hands-on manager, a current Financial Consultant as your mentor and a former Financial Consultant as your coach
Develop presentation skills through practice and cohort feedback
Practice effective conversations through mock client sessions
Ideal candidates will:
Exhibit strong academic performance and have received a bachelor’s degree (or be on track to graduate from college before the program start date)
Show serious interest in the financial services industry as a long-term career
Demonstrate emotional intelligence and relationship-building skills
Have some prior work or internship experience
Possess leadership capabilities
Be ambitious, disciplined, hardworking, resilient and willing to learn
Candidates for the Schwab Financial Consultant Academy will be screened via an assessment and an interview process. Successful academy graduates will be offered a position at one of Schwab's branches with locations nationwide.
Current and former Financial Consultant Academy participants talk about their experiences with the program and how it’s helping them shape fulfilling careers.
"I'm a new grad and that's a big transition. But what I’m finding is that I can really be myself here."
"It can be challenging as a woman in this male-dominated industry, but Schwab values our perspective and I'm looking forward to working with the many clients who prefer a female advisor."
"Relocating to the contact center for the FC Academy turned out to be a valuable experience because of the many strong connections I developed while in the program."
"The FC Academy is an impressive collaboration of cross-organization management, varied experiences, and exposure to the key groups involved in a successful FC practice. I’m thankful for the opportunity."
"Having a coach who has had a career as a Financial Consultant was very important to me. I want to learn from someone who has already been successful in the role."
Check our events calendar for opportunities to meet with our Talent Advisors, who regularly visit locations across the country in search of great employees who are committed to seeing the world “Through Clients’ Eyes.”
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