Eleven new brokers will start training with Just Mortgages’ broker academy in the New Year after coming through a rigorous selection procedure. The new members will join Just Mortgages Employed division, with a further selection process for the self-employed division to open in January.
The new recruits will undergo an intensive training programme over five weeks. As well as sales training, the programme will include CeMAP 1 to ensure the brokers have the technical knowledge they need to get started. After this initial training, Just Mortgages will also provide ongoing support for brokers to progress to CeMAP 2 and 3.
The successful candidates were chosen from over 900 initial applicants, who were required to submit a 60-second video outlining why they should be picked for the academy. The next stage of the process featured a literacy and numeracy test – in common with all employees across the Spicerhaart parent group – and those who passed were then asked to take the part of a broker in a role-playing exercise.
Finally, Just Mortgages selected 64 applicants to participate in a series of four assessment days, held in Dartford and Newbury over two weeks in October. This was followed by a final round of interviews, enabling the firm to pick the final eleven who were offered places at the academy.
One of the successful candidates, Stephanie Richards from Cardiff, said: “I am thrilled to have been chosen from so many applicants. The academy is going to be tough but I’m confident that Just Mortgages will provide me with all the support I need during the training programme and beyond that. I can’t wait to get started – although I am also looking forward to a good Christmas beforehand!”
Linsey Davies, who spearheaded the academy process for Just Mortgages commented: “We were delighted to get over 900 applicants and it has been a difficult choice for us to get that down to eleven. It’s important to have a tough selection process as it is a demanding training programme and they will need to be competitive to succeed once they have completed the training.”
Davies added, “The academy isn’t the only route into Just Mortgages – we’re growing all the time and we’re always open to experienced brokers or those with high potential to come and join our team.”