Last year more than 100 advisers joined the network which has more than 4,000 advisers across the UK. Another 80 new staff took up support roles.
The firm says despite the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic it has continued its commitment to recruiting new talent and will continue to do so this year.
The new graduates join the new Graduate Wealth Pathway Scheme and will learn about the Openwork business and the new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, ConcertHub, which is being rolled out to adviser firms across the network.
The company says the graduates will then support adviser firms and be helped to move on to roles within the company and potentially broader careers within the financial advice industry.
Carrie Morris, chief people Officer of Openwork, said: “The graduate scheme has helped to give young people a career pathway in our industry at a time when employment prospects are tough. But of course, it’s a two-way street because with their diverse backgrounds and experiences, we know they will bring some fresh perspectives with them.
“Here at Openwork, we understand it’s important that our organisation reflects the clients and communities we serve because this not only fits with our values but also makes sound business sense from a succession planning perspective.
“We want to encourage people from all backgrounds to explore their skills and bring them to our organisation and we look forward to building on that throughout 2021.”
Openwork operates as a directly authorised, multi-panel distribution network.