INDEPENDENT financial management firm Philip J Milton and Company Plc is investing in its own future with the appointment of three trainees. Felix Milton, Elizabeth Tubby and Jill Petrides have joined the expanding company.
"We have always felt that training is a crucial investment and commitment for the firm to make," said staff director Scott Pickard.
Managing director Philip Milton added: "While we have had an excellent few years for our clients, as ever it is the future which is far more important to us."
The three trainees all have very different previous backgrounds. Felix Milton, Philip's eldest son, said: "I am very keen to follow in my father's footsteps by embarking on a career in financial services. It was a difficult decision not to go to university but I am already well advanced with my accounting technician's qualifications and am studying towards my Level 4 diploma in financial planning. The opportunity to secure experience by working as well as studying for degree level qualifications appeals greatly to me."
Jill Petrides trained as a primary school teacher before choosing to change career. She said: "Everyone was friendly and it really felt like somewhere I would like to work."
Jill is currently working in different departments to acquire a good understanding of the company and will be able to pursue relevant further training and qualifications.
Elizabeth Tubby trained as a chartered accountant and worked as an auditor for BDO LLP in Nottingham. She decided to review her work-life balance while continuing to work within the financial sector and chose to join Philip J Milton and Company Plc due to its long-standing reputation. She is also training towards her Level 4 diploma in financial planning.