Just Mortgages has brought a further 50 mortgage advisors in to work within its self-employed division since the start of this year, backing up a commitment it announced in March.
Back then, the company stated that was aiming to triple the number of employees that it has working for it over a five-year period, with these being split between its various divisions. If it reaches that goal, it will have 1,500 members of staff by that time, and Just Mortgages has confirmed that the self-employed advisor division is one that it is looking to bolster the most – with a target of 1,000 by 2027.
The newly recruited advisors take the current total for that division to 440, compared with 300 in the autumn of 2021, and Just Mortgages is indicating that it expects to have 500 advisors operating on a self-employed basis by the time 2022 ends.
The National Director for its self-employed team, Carl Parker, told Mortgage Strategy that the company believed it could secure the best and brightest advisors thanks to the increased pay and improved support that it was now able to offer them. He went on to add that:
“Every broker is supported by the training team that provides expert insights, area and regional directors who are on hand to help with day-to-day advice, and a marketing team who help the brokers to bring in new business.”
Opportunities like this will ensure that the numbers seeking out CeMAP mortgage advisor training to get into the industry remain high.