The Paraplanners

Budding paraplanner? Your chance to be our guest at IFP paraplanning conference Mon 23 Mar 2015

Last week, the team were talking about how people – in particular, undergraduates – find out about careers in paraplanning and what the profession involves.

We concluded that, unless they already had connections, gaining experience and insight into a paraplanning career must be quite difficult.

And then it occurred to us: Events that are packed with paraplanners would be a pretty good place for start.

Glancing at the calendar we noticed that the IFP’s Paraplanning Conference is fast approaching (it’s taking place near Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on 20-21 May 2015).

We’ll be going along, so we’ve decided to buy two extra tickets for the event.


We’d like to invite two people – currently undergraduates at a UK university or higher education institute and with an ambition to pursue a role in paraplanning or financial planning – to join us as our guests at the IFP’s paraplanning conference.

Our guests’ tickets will include the eve of conference Dinner, overnight stay at Chesford Grange and full access to the Conference sessions on 20 and 21 May.

At least one member of The Paraplanners team will keep our guests company throughout the day too.

The tickets are worth more than £200 each, so we want to make sure that they go to a worthy recipient.

And that’s why we’re setting a challenge.

If you, or somebody you know, is considering paraplanning as a career we’d like to invite them to submit a response – of no more than 200 words – that completes the following statement:

‘If I was granted three wishes to kick-start my career in the financial planning profession, I’d wish for…’

Successful entries are likely to be well structured, clear and concise. However entertaining prose, which gives us an inkling of the entrants personality, will also be very welcome.

We'd like successful entrants to write about their experience for our blog – here at

Entries should must be received by by midday on Thursday 30 April 2015.

We’ll review entries and let the successful entrants know by phone on Friday 8 May 2015.

Entries, which must include your name, email address and a contact phone number can be sent by email to:

Or by post to:

IFP Paraplanning Conference Entry
The Paraplanners
The Core Business Centre
Milton Hill
OX13 6AB


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