Career connect.

Career connect.

Developing the next generation of financial advisers.


Career connect is a comprehensive education and skills programme designed to develop the next generation of financial advisers. We’ll attract new talent, train them to become fully qualified Advisers and connect them with businesses across the industry.  

Check out what our first graduates say about the programme.

Why Career connect? 

We’re future-proofing financial advice. 

Financial advisers play a key role in helping people understand how insurance can protect their livelihoods. As an under insured nation, we think it’s important to invest in the future of financial advisers so we can help more New Zealanders protect their way of life.   

We’re applying our 50-years of market knowledge and experience and leveraging our network, to help potential candidates understand what it takes to work and succeed as a financial adviser.  

Applications for the 2024 intake are now closed for 2024.

What is Career connect? 

An end-to-end programme to become a successful financial adviser.

Career connect will help participants gain qualifications, acquire necessary skills and enable them to become successful Advisers in a rewarding and sustainable career.  

The 2024 programme will commence late May and will run for 6-months.   

Career connect will equip participants with:  

The next generation.  

We’re looking for self-motivated participants who are ready to kick-start their career as a financial adviser.   

The programme is designed to attract participants who:  

  • Can demonstrate interpersonal skills, integrity and resilience.   
  • Have knowledge and experience in communication and/or sales.   
  • Thrive on structure and are detail oriented.   
  • Are recognised as capable, empathetic and solutions focused.   

Applicants will be invited for an interview and the fee for the programme is approximately $1650

Scholarship eligibility criteria for applicants.

Scholarship recipients

How you can get involved.  

You can help develop new talent in our industry in two ways:

Attract candidates. 

Spread the word about Career connect to suitable talent in your network. Link potential candidates to our webpage and let them know about Career connect.

Use the Career connect LinkedIn tile to help spread the word to your social network.

Take a look at our information page.

Connect qualified advisers with your business.

Approaching a time of business growth? Support the recruitment of ideal candidates and align your business to qualified financial advisers from the Career connect programme.  

Register your business.


Want to find out more?  

Talk to your Business Manager or the Solutions and Services team.