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Advisers step up graduate recruitment drive 

The Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) is stepping up its recruitment efforts to attract more fresh graduates to the profession, creating a Head of University and Student Programs role to reach out to tertiary students. 

It has appointed Louise Trevaskis to the role and she will oversee the drive to encourage students to join the profession through university and student initiatives, and grow the number of new advisers entering the profession. 

Ms Trevaskis has more than 20 years of experience in financial advice and education. Before joining the FAAA, she was at AMP since 2007 in various education roles, most recently as a learning and professionalism manager from 2021 to 2023. 

At AMP, she created and managed the AMP University Challenge game as well as oversaw the training components of the Horizons Academy/AMP Adviser Academy program for new entrants into the advice profession over many years. 

“The FAAA is keen to help bridge the adviser shortage by bringing as many graduates as possible who are considering financial planning as a career into the profession,” FAAA GM of Education and Professionalism Anne Palmer said. 

“Louise’s background and experience are a great fit to help us grow the number of advisers – at the same time as more Australians than ever are in need of quality financial advice.”