Just Mortgages academy to train 120 new brokers
Just Mortgages has revealed that it aims to bring 120 brokers into the mortgage industry over the next 12 months through its academy.
There will be a total of 10 academies in the next year, and each will accommodate an average of 12 trainee brokers.
The academies are open to those with and without prior experience of financial services.
Recent graduates from the academy have included a range of diverse backgrounds, including those from hospitality, dentistry and estate agents.
Those without CeMap1 take a five-week course, the first two weeks of which are focused on achieving their CeMap1 qualification.
Those who have CeMap1 already join for the final three weeks which builds upon the CeMap1 qualification.
The skills developed include an understanding of the sales process, how to build rapport with clients, and effective questioning to understand clients’ needs.
Alongside learning about mortgages, the course places equal importance on protection.
The brokers also receive training in all the necessary technology, and advice on how to use social media effectively to drive new business.
Rodney Sloan, head of training for Just Mortgages, said: “When we are recruiting for the academies, we don’t just look for experience in financial services, we also look at the skillset of a person and if these skills can translate to being a broker.
“The range of different experiences that those on the academies bring is really varied and everyone who joins brings a different perspective resulting in some great sessions.
“The training doesn’t end once the brokers have graduated.
“There is an experienced, dedicated trainer whose sole responsibility is to support the new brokers through a structured process as they transition from the academy, to delivering best advice.”