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Just Mortgages unveils plan to grow self-employed arm

Just Mortgages unveils plan to grow self-employed arm
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Just Mortgages will train self-employed brokers to develop their own teams as it looks to expand its self-employed division.

Just Mortgages’ self-employed arm currently has 345 advisers and the company is looking to grow this to 460 by this time next year.

According to Just Mortgages, 39 self-employed brokers have recently recruited new staff with the help of its training programme, and it expects a further 15 to do so by the end of the year.

Last month the broker announced plans to double its overall headcount to 1,000 by 2023-24.

The broker is delivering training via video conference to equip self-employed advisers to recruit for, manage and progress their own business.

Rodney Sloan, head of training at Just Mortgages, said: “Many self-employed brokers are lone wolves. They are brilliant brokers who are great at communicating with clients, however they lack the experience of managing another broker.

“The set of skills required is slightly different, and our training programme is designed to give these brokers all the tools they need to succeed.”

The broker added the training sessions had been “extremely popular” with the six-week course being over-subscribed.

Training is delivered by former Just Mortgages brokers on recruitment, business strategy development, as well as how to run a team of advisers and day-to-day operations.

chloe.cheung@ft.com

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