Just Mortgages set for 1,500 staff

Leading broker firm, Just Mortgages plans to almost treble in size in just five years. Its goal is to reach 1,500 staff across its various divisions by 2027. These ambitions plans include increasing the number of employed and new build brokers from 160 to 425 growing the self-employed team by 450 to 1,000 brokers and the Just Wealth group expanding to 75 advisers.

Building on an exceptional 2021, Just Mortgages aims to become one of the largest mortgage broker firms in the UK. As well as recruiting those already in the industry, Just Mortgages is expanding its industry-leading academy to bring fresh talent to the mortgage market.

Just Mortgages has an outstanding record of supporting those without qualifications to become expert brokers. In 2021 65 graduates came through the Just Mortgages academies and, thanks to Just Mortgages’ industry-leading support system, have gone on to provide expert advice to thousands of clients.

Despite increasing the number of brokers and advisers substantially, Just Mortgages is determined to maintain its exceptionally high standards for both recruiting and for the advice that brokers provide. Alongside the number of brokers, the training and support teams will also be expanded to ensure all Just Mortgages’ brokers receive the same industry-leading backing.

Leading the expansion is John Phillips, national operations director at Just Mortgages, and he explained: “While our plans are ambitious, we are extremely confident we will achieve them.

“Our industry leading academy is bringing in new talent to the sector and our proposition for both self-employed and employed brokers is continually improving. The recent restructure of the employed division and our new head of mortgages and protection in the self-employed division will help drive us to achieve our objectives.

“Over the past few years, despite turbulence, the property sector in the UK has proven to be exceptionally robust and the Just Mortgages proposition proved to be incredibly popular. The desire for properties remains strong and alongside this, there is a growing need for expert advice.”

Currently Just Mortgages has over 600 brokers across its divisions. 2021 was an exceptional year for Just Mortgages with over 100 new brokers were recruited and its new wealth division, Just Wealth, launched in January.