A financial consultants has appointed a new independent financial advisor (IFA).

Dodd Wealthcare appointed Sarah Jackson to the role after she completed her level 4 diploma in regulated financial planning.

Sarah joined Dodd in 2017, after a short period of experiencing life in Australia.

She returned home with the determination to push her career to the next level and with the ambition to become an IFA.

Beginning her career with Dodd Wealthcare as a planning assistant, Sarah committed to her self-study revision materials, whilst receiving mentoring support from Dodd Wealthcare Director and Partner of Dodd & Co, Nathan Glaister.

With 20 years’ experience himself, Nathan was able to support Sarah throughout her studies until she went on to pass her final exam in 2020.

Sarah said “I initially started out at a different firm and hadn’t considered any qualifications on offer in my role.

“It wasn’t until I went travelling, after meeting various people who had already hugely challenged themselves, speaking multiple languages and reaching other milestone achievements in their careers, that I realised I wanted to push and challenge myself more and to move out of my comfort zone.

“I decided that I wanted to progress from a paraplanning role into a more client-facing role.

“I started my qualifications shortly after with Dodd Wealthcare.

“My advice to anybody looking to start a qualification in their profession would be to never stop challenging yourself.

“If you are thinking about it, just do it - you won’t regret it.”

Nathan Glaister commented “Sarah worked incredibly hard throughout her studies, alongside working full time, to get to where she wanted to be.

“Her dedication is testament to her commitment to providing excellent client care.

“We are so proud of what Sarah has achieved and look forward to continuing to support her throughout her IFA journey”.
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