Why be a mortgage broker?
Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions that most of us will ever make. The majority of UK homebuyers require a mortgage to turn this aspiration into a reality and in these complex property and financial markets, homeowners are in ever greater need of independent guidance with their mortgage applications.
Finance graduates: opportunity knocks
Some of the latest graduate research* shows the banking and finance industry as one of the primary growth areas of graduate placements for 2016, with the number of overall UK graduate vacancies on offer having risen by 7.5% year on year.
In spite of this, many of these graduates will be unaware of the numerous placements that can be found at smaller financial institutions such as independent mortgage brokerages looking for fresh talent and a wide range of skill sets.
Work while you learn
Some of the benefits of these placements include working in a supportive and exciting environment that focuses on individual training and the development of core business skills. Furthermore, and although there is additional training in the form of the CeMap exams, these costs are covered by the employer so the individual receives a valuable industry qualification with the added reassurance that the company is truly invested in the future of their new talent.
Through the Private Finance Academy, new recruits are welcomed into a team of experienced mortgage advisors and work alongside them by conducting research and assisting with real-life applications from day one.
Simon Marsh, a senior mortgage consultant who joined Private Finance in January 2014 describes his experience as one of the best ways to gain access to a career in finance:
“Having trained through the academy route at Private Finance, I can thoroughly recommend it as one of the best ways to embark on a career in finance. I began my career assisting senior brokers with the progression of their cases and moved on to shadow and paraplan for one senior broker, conducting research and providing solutions to clients’ needs. This was really the best way of training as I worked side by side an experienced broker, who passed on invaluable knowledge regarding the analysis of client situations.’
To find out more about the Private Finance Academy please contact us at email@example.com or call 0800 980 8777