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Adviser academy looks for applicants to boost mortgage industry

Adviser academy looks for applicants to boost mortgage industry
Access FS chief executive, Karl Wilkinson

Mortgage and protection broker Access Financial Services is seeking applications for its adviser academy to help bring new people into the mortgage industry.

The next academy will start on November 28 and will run completely online to make it possible for people throughout the
UK to attend.

The programme which will run for one year is open to all individuals who wish to become a self-employed mortgage and protection adviser.

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Each academy runs over the course of a year, with 15 spaces available on each - it is the tenth one that Access
has run this year.

While some participants have prior experience in banks and building societies, Access FS said the programme is designed to help bring new mortgage and protection advisers into the industry no matter what their experience level.

According to Access FS, each programme will be tailored to the needs of the students enrolled and will give each student the opportunity to focus on the area they are most interested in, whether they aim to become a mortgage adviser, mortgage and protection adviser, or a protection adviser.

The academy is also open to experienced advisers who just need an induction.

Access FS chief executive, Karl Wilkinson said the academy’s model builds in support for advisers at all stages of their career.

“We strive to create a collaborative working environment where brokers are not only supported through the training and guidance we provide them with, but they also provide help and co-operation to each other,” Wilkinson said. 

He added: “We think this makes us quite unique in the industry, which much of the feedback from our brokers is a testament to.”

Participants will receive product knowledge, compliance training and sales training as part of the course.

Once graduated they will then be provided with oversight, mentoring and additional support from Access FS, while more experienced brokers will be given the choice to become self-employed as a registered individual under Access FS as the principle. 

jane.matthews@ft.com