"The growth of the market is attracting advisers looking for a rewarding career but they need support in building and expanding their own businesses"
Bower Retirement has launched an equity release training academy to support new recruits as it expands its adviser network due to growing demand.
Advisers will be supported with training and development during the initial three-day course at Bower head office.
They will be assessed on their understanding of the sales process and administration which will cover all aspects of equity release including compliance, finance and customer service.
Bower has designed its own exam and assessment system as well as specialist equity release tests based on previous Chartered Insurance Institute questions.
The three-day course is followed up by an induction process supported by a designated supervisor for each candidate aimed at offering an adviser role after they achieve Competent Adviser Status. All Bower advisers will also have regular continuous professional development ensuring they remain up-to-date with market innovations and compliance developments.
Andrea Rozario, Chief Corporate Officer at Bower Retirement, said: “The equity release market is evolving rapidly with a wide range of new solutions for customers looking to transform their lives in retirement.
“The growth of the market is attracting advisers looking for a rewarding career but they need support in building and expanding their own businesses which is why we have launched the Training Academy.
“Advisers can only reach their maximum potential if they receive the necessary specialist training and one-to-one support which we are aiming to provide through the Academy and induction training.”