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Sarika Dhanjal

Head of Training and Competence

Sarika joined Progeny as the Head of Training & Competence in July 2021.  Having previously worked at Tenet as the Head of Training & Mentoring, Sarika boasts a wealth of experience supporting new advisers. Her new role will see her drive clear, strategic learning and development pathways and support the next generation of professionals within the Progeny Academy, as well as hold responsibility for the delivery of Progeny’s Training and Competence Scheme.

After studying computer science at the University of Leicester, Sarika graduated with a 2:1 and realised she wanted to follow a different career path. She applied for a job as a Personal Banking Adviser at Abbey National and moved to Leeds.

After 2 years at Abbey National, Sarika was ready for her next challenge and began her journey in regulated financial advice as a Financial Planning Manager at HSBC. She has since gone on to complete her QCF Level 4 diploma in regulated financial advice, along with her CeMap in order to provide holistic financial advice to her clients.

In 2014, Sarika joined Tenet and served in a variety of management roles over the years, including Training and Competence Supervisor, Paraplanning Manager, Operations Manager, and more recently her appointment as Head of Training and Mentoring. In was in this role where she had the opportunity to redesign and digitise induction programs for all new advisers joining the network and look at ways to help and support them through their learning journey.

In her spare time, Sarika loves to try new foods and eat out at new places. (Not quite as exotic as a bush tucker trial, but she does like something a bit different) She also enjoy days out with her kids and travelling. Most of her holidays have been based in Europe, but after venturing out further in 2019 to Mexico for her 10th wedding anniversary, she would love to visit a few more places further away…next on the list is Thailand.