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MMU STUDENTS are being offered some exclusive employment opportunities by one of the UK’s largest financial firms.

Insurance giant Aviva, formerly Norwich Union, is launching an internship programme with MMU and seven other universities after a successful pilot at MMUBS.

Up for grabs are 35 awards top 10 "Gold Awards" offering a fully-paid, six-week summer internship, 500 cash and a student's profile in front of thousands of prospective employers.

Aviva’s Future Adviser Programme is a competition open to all MMU students, but is particularly relevant for anyone considering a career in financial planning.

Come to the launch

The launch event will be held on Monday 22 February at 1pm in the Business School's Alfred Nixon Lecture Theatre.

For more information go to www.futureadviserprogramme.com or contact Oliver Princep, Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance on 0161 247 3856 o.princep@mmu.ac.uk

Aviva, says the link-up with universities was a natural one as the industry "needs the best graduates coming into the industry".

The scheme was first launched at MMU last year when there were six winners including a first-year and a recent graduate. The chosen six faced a Dragon’s Den-style task on the subject of restoring consumer trust to the financial services industry. This included conducting interviews of the public and the industry and presenting the results to a panel of judges.

City slickers

They also spent a week in the City Of London visiting industry bodies like the ABI, the FSA and IFAP and three weeks working at Tenet, Bankhall and The Money Portal before rejoining for a final day of presentations.

In 2007 typical starting salaries for financial advisers ranged from £19,000 to £30,000, while experienced advisers earned from £35,000 to £55,000 on average.

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