Competition to become a mortgage broker fierce with 1,500 applicants for just 20 broker academy places – Just Mortgages

National brokerage Just Mortgages said that competition to become a mortgage and protection adviser has never been fiercer with places on their latest academy vastly over-subscribed.

The firm runs a national academy programme that teaches people looking to become mortgage brokers everything they need to know over a five-week course.  

The latest academy programme, due to start in September has over 1,500 applicants for the 20 available places.  

Competition for places has never been higher according to Rodney Sloan (pictured), head of training for Just Mortgages. “This latest academy has seen applications go through the roof and we are attracting people from a wide variety of backgrounds which is a hugely positive thing for the future of the industry.

“Our goal is to help people establish successful new careers as mortgage and protection advisers and we are very proud of the academy programme that we have developed.  

“Each new broker brings with them a set of unique experience, skills and understanding that helps them relate to clients and take a more holistic view of client needs.”

“It is tremendous that our industry is so attractive for those searching for a new career and I have never seen such a sustained demand but rest assured that we don’t compromise on the standards we set and we only offer academy places to the best and brightest candidates.”

The academy programme offered by Just Mortgages is tailored to the needs of the participants and is flexible enough to adapt depending on the experience of the attendees.

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, developing a range of skills that will enable them to succeed in the market.

These skills include developing 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, so brokers understand how crucial it is that clients are covered should the worst happen.