Launching its inaugural training initiative, Connect for Intermediaries introduces its first-ever academy, “trainee brokers”, for aspiring mortgage brokers, aiming to usher fresh talent into the specialised mortgage sector.
The program, unveiled at the previous year’s close, extends its invitation to brokers rejoining the field after a hiatus and to accountants, estate or letting agents, and individuals well-versed in property matters seeking a transition into advisory roles.
In an inclusive approach, the initiative also welcomes existing members of Connect’s network eager to expand their enterprises by onboarding trainees or other new team members.
While a substantial part of the specialised market lacks a regulatory mandate for mortgage qualifications or proof of competent adviser status, numerous lenders remain hesitant to consider applications from non-regulated advisers or those operating outside a regulated framework.
Emphasising the importance of bridging the expertise gap in the mortgage industry, Connect for Intermediaries’ academy aims to enrich the talent pool and foster growth opportunities for seasoned professionals and those venturing into the advisory realm.
The initiative represents a strategic move to create a more robust and dynamic landscape within the specialised mortgage sector, capitalising on its participants’ diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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