Just Mortgages is looking to start training its next group of potential brokers on 19 April.
Its first academy (in 2020) had 750 applicants for only eight places.
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 is designed to give them all the tools they need to be successful mortgage brokers. Beyond supporting the recruits through exams, Just Mortgages will also provide training for soft skills and lead generation.
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 over the past few years, now consisting of 345 self-employed brokers.
Rodney Sloan, head of training at 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.”