Following the success of Just Mortgages’ first academy of 2021, the next crop of budding brokers are set to begin training on 19th April. The first academy had an incredible 750 applicants for only eight places and the next academy is set to be massively over-subscribed as well.
Applicants will need some level of knowledge of the mortgage industry and have completed their CeMAP 1. These will be those who have previously been in the mortgage industry, or estate agents and those with a background in banking.
The academy will take their knowledge to the next level, giving them all the tools they need to be successful mortgage brokers. Beyond supporting the recruits through exams, Just Mortgages will also provide expert training soft skills and lead generation that are crucial to being a broker.
The academy training is part of Just Mortgages’ ambitious growth plans. The April academy is the second of three that will take place in 2021 and will support Just Mortgages in bringing in new blood into the mortgage industry. Just Mortgages aims to double in size in the next three to four years, reaching 1,000 brokers by 2023/24. The self-employed division has grown rapidly over the past few years, having only been set up in October 2017, Just Mortgages now has 345 self-employed brokers.
Rodney Sloan, Head of Training for Just Mortgages, said: “There has never been a better time to be a broker. While the economy has struggled, the housing market has continued to be incredibly robust. The gigantic heap of applications we have already seen shows how much interest there is currently, and the only shame is we can’t accept more applicants.
“Those who have been lucky enough to be accepted onto our course will receive the best training possible. Despite the virtual circumstances our system allows those in the academy to learn whenever and wherever they are, and they will still receive all the support they need to become expert brokers.
“It is a source of massive pride that we support new blood coming into the mortgage industry through our academy. This is something we will continue to do and this will support our aim to double in size in the next few years.”