Just Mortgages has announced the launch of a new training academy for advisors that will be focused on new-build mortgages, and it is now seeking applications for places on it.
This academy is scheduled to run for a period of four weeks, starting in the middle of next month, and there are five places available. To be eligible, applicants are expected to have already completed some of the industry-standard CeMAP training course, with CeMAP 1 a minimum requirement.
Those who are accepted onto the course will be given instruction in specialist areas, such as shared home ownership, the government’s new Help to Buy policy for first-time buyers purchasing new-build properties and mortgage lender criteria.
In addition to this instruction, the course will also include practical advisor training covering such areas as developing effective professional relationships with contacts, including housing developers and housing associations.
John Doughty, the Just Mortgages New Build Division Financial Services Director, told FT Adviser that there had been a real rise in new-build lending levels recently, before adding:
“We want to attract fresh blood into the business and to do that, we must make sure brokers understand the intricate differences between new build and standard that advisors need to be aware of.”
The course will begin on 19th July. This is the kind of continuous professional development that advisors need to pursue after they complete their CeMAP training courses to ensure that they are at the cutting-edge of their profession.