“The best bit about working here is the sense of community”

Kristian Manton DipPFS

Paraplanner
Joined Attivo Group: 2017

Having studied Maths, Economics and Physics at A Level, my intention was to read Economics at university. After a summer of internships, I realised that going to university may not be the only way up the employment ladder, particularly as my main motivator was the prospect of a higher starting salary.

To my surprise, companies were very welcoming to the idea of a school leaver and I decided to pursue a role with Attivo Group given their attractive development programme. I joined the Business Submissions Team which instructs the sale and purchase of investments with our online providers.

After competing some of my R0 exams, I was promoted into the Senior Financial Planning Technical Support Team where my role was to ensure our Financial Planners had all the information they needed for their client meetings.

I continued studying hard and with material provided and exam costs covered by Attivo Group, I obtained my Diploma in Financial Planning in 2019. I am now a qualified Paraplanner so my role is to research and prepare client reports and identify the most appropriate products to meet our clients’ financial needs.

For me, the best bit about working here is the sense of community. I work in the Cheltenham office where there are plenty of people similar in age to me and we even have our own football team, so I definitely made the right decision! Attivo Group is a great place to start a career in the competitive world of Financial Services.