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How do I apply for a role at Equilibrium?

Take a look at our current opportunities. If you see one you like, simply fill in the form on that page.

Learn more about our application process here.

What qualifications do I need to work at Equilibrium?

It depends entirely on the role you’re applying for. To join our Diploma Academy the only prerequisite is a positive attitude! For client managers, we require a CII Level 4 Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning (or a plan in place to achieve this).

Take a look at our roles to find out more about our requirements.

How long can I expect to wait to hear back about a role I've applied for?

We aim to get back to you as quickly as possible once all our interviews are complete. This will usually be a week or less. Many employees have commented on how quick our recruiting process is, and we pride ourselves on its efficiency.

Do you offer flexible working?

We understand the importance of work-life balance and are open to discussing working hours to suit people’s needs.

What are your company values?

We have four key values that influence everything we do: innovation, integrity, simplicity and growth.

What is the working culture like at Equilibrium?

Quite simply, great! Our culture is vital to our company’s success, so we work hard to maintain a positive, friendly and supportive environment.

Find out more about our culture here.

Does Equilibrium work with any charities?

We’re incredibly proud to say that our Equilibrium Foundation has raised over £280,000 for a wide-range of charities since its inception in 2010, and Equilibrium won the 2019 Greater Manchester Business award for corporate social responsibility. We work with various charities through our many programmes and initiatives. 

Learn more about our Foundation here.

Can I get involved with volunteering at Equilibrium?

Every member of the Equilibrium team receives three paid charity days a year. Our EQ Charity Champions organise monthly volunteer days at charities recommended by the team for groups of employees to take part in. Of course, you are also welcome to organise your own volunteer day.

Does the company organise social events?

We have plenty of team outings! Past events have included bowling and BBQs, not to mention our end of year team briefing which is kept secret every year. Axe-throwing, clay pigeon shooting and escape rooms are just some of the recent surprise activities.

Do you pay for CII exams and study materials?

Yes, we do! Client Managers have all CII exams paid for by Equilibrium. We will also pay for non-financial planning exams such as accounting or marketing. Staff also have all exam materials paid for, a day off for study leave per exam and further guidance and support where necessary.

How many holidays do you offer staff each year?

We give staff 33 days' holiday per year, on top of bank holidays. Staff are then given an extra day per complete year of employment until they reach the maximum of 38 days' holiday per year plus bank holidays – which equates to almost nine working weeks of holiday!

What additional perks do you offer staff?

To provide a fun and engaging workplace for staff, Equilibrium offers several perks. These include free breakfasts, a 'do not disturb' room for relaxation periods throughout the working day and enrolment in the popular consumer benefits site 'Perkbox'. In addition, we have several board games, a ping pong table, dartboard and snooker table for employees to use so they can unwind. We also encourage staff well-being with initiatives such as regular massages and X-hail mediation sessions.

Is there room for growth and development at Equilibrium?

Yes, definitely! At Equilibrium we have worked hard to establish an environment that allows employees to thrive and develop professionally. As well as offering to pay for various training courses, we have developed a culture where employees can speak openly, discuss ongoing projects and introduce new ideas.

What’s the interview process for joining Equilibrium?

If your CV looks like it might be a perfect fit, you'll receive a phone call from our Head of Culture, Sarah Warburton, to chat about the job and find out a little bit more about yourself. If that goes well you'll be asked to complete a Kolbe, which is a method of finding out how you like to work. If, after this, you look like a good match for the role you will be invited in for a face-to-face interview with four people from the relevant teams.

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Equilibrium Asset Management LLP (OC316532) and Equilibrium Investment Management LLP (OC390700) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and are entered on the financial services register under references 452261 and 776977 respectively. Registered Offices: Brooke Court, Lower Meadow Road, Handforth Dean, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 3ND. Both companies are registered in England and Wales.


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