ESTATE agents Leaders has announced the launch of a brand new mortgage academy that will train up aspiring mortgage brokers and administrators, creating dozens of new jobs.

The company’s academy now offers a range of training programmes designed to help young people and those seeking a change of career the opportunity to develop the skills required to work in the rewarding mortgages sector.

Mark Hughes, financial services director at Leaders, says: “The new academy is an exciting project that delivers a win-win scenario. The trainees who come to us to start a career in mortgages learn from the best and are prepared for a long and successful career, while we are able to recruit highly skilled and qualified trainees to our permanent team of dedicated mortgage experts once they have completed the programme.

“Trainees come to the academy from a variety of backgrounds. Most are new to the mortgage industry and looking to succeed in a fast-paced and rewarding career, while some may have relevant property-related experience.

“We offer full training, mentoring and an opportunity to secure industry qualifications that allow our budding brokers to move into full-time roles with all the knowledge required to deliver our services and help customers achieve their goals.”

Leaders has also launched a brand new range of mortgage services designed to help customers access the best deals and rates.

An expanding team of experienced mortgage advisers are now operating from many of the company’s 123 branches. They include specialists in a variety of areas of the market, including mortgages for buy-to-let investors and new homes.

Leaders Mortgage Services will be available to customers in all 123 locations across the UK in which the firm’s branches are based. Local advisers will be supported by a dedicated central mortgage services hub.

Mark adds: “We want customers to know they can leave the important task of finding a great mortgage deal in our capable hands, meaning we take some of the strain during their move and ensure they benefit from the best deals on the market.”

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