While many U.S. businesses are downsizing, Edward Jones is doing just the opposite. Every day we’re creating jobs all over the country. Currently, we have more than 18,000 financial advisors and continue to expand. Growth of this magnitude brings exciting changes and opportunities, but it also brings challenges. One of our most important challenges today is finding qualified people to become financial advisors.
The Edward Jones Financial Advisor Career Development (FACD) programs provide nine months of industry-leading training and coaching preparing you for your career as a financial advisor. Through this training, individuals with five years or fewer of professional experience are given an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to build a successful practice as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones.
Based on your previous experience you'll be placed in one of our two programs. Each program, whether On-Campus or In-Market, you will experience three months of onboarding and study programs to pass the industry exams. Once the exams are passed, you will begin the FACD-specific training.
Here are the details:
The nine-month training program requires intense dedication and development with little flexibility for time off.
All FACD trainees are required to take and pass the Series 7 and Series 66 industry exams.
Financial advisors who complete the FACD Program are eligible and trained to start a new location.
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, you can continue building relationships with clients and helping them work toward reaching their financial goals. Furthermore, you’ll enjoy the advantages associated with being your own boss without the risks and expenses that come with starting a business from scratch. Our headquarters will support you every step of the way because we want you to succeed. You can enjoy the freedom of running your business from a fully equipped office with the support of a full−time administrative assistant dedicated to customer service. You’ll also have the advantage of a robust technology platform, top−rated research and daily marketing ideas, as well as a generous compensation plan.
Every Edward Jones financial advisor enjoys the opportunity to:
- Make a real difference in the lives of the clients you serve.
- You control your career. Build your practice from your company−provided office.
- Achieve your own goals. Your earning potential is truly unlimited. It’s not determined by a committee, title or seniority. It’s determined by you and your hard work.
- In our collaborative culture, you will have access to regional leaders, mentors, peers and corporate staff.
Edward Jones ranked No. 5 on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the 100 Best Companies to Work For list and Edward Jones’ 19th appearance on that list. Those rankings include 15 finishes within the top 10 and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003. Last year, the firm ranked No. 5 overall. According to the Great Place to Work, this year’s ranking companies continue to show that a high−trust culture fuels better business results. Great Place to Work research shows that list winners keep outperforming the stock market, beating industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrating higher levels of productivity than peers.