Just Mortgages plans to triple staff size in five years

It also wants to expand its training academies

Just Mortgages plans to triple staff size in five years

Broker firm Just Mortgages has announced plans to employ 1,500 staff across its various divisions by 2027, close to tripling the number of its current workforce.

The company seeks to increase the number of employed and new build brokers from 160 to 425, growing the self-employed team by 450 to 1,000 brokers, and expanding the Just Wealth group to 75 advisers.

Currently, Just Mortgages has over 600 across its divisions. 2021 was an exceptional year for the firm with over 100 new brokers recruited, and its new wealth division, Just Wealth, launched in January.

As well as recruiting those already in the industry, Just Mortgages is expanding its academy to bring fresh talent to the market. It has been supporting those without qualifications to become expert brokers, and, last year, 65 graduates came through the Just Mortgages academies.

Read more: Just Mortgages launches new-build training academy.

Despite increasing the number of brokers and advisers substantially, Just Mortgages said it is determined to maintain its high standards for both recruiting and for the advice that brokers provide. Alongside the number of brokers, the training and support teams will also be expanded to ensure all Just Mortgages’ brokers receive the same support.

Leading the expansion strategy is John Phillips, national operations director.

“While our plans are ambitious, we are extremely confident we will achieve them. Our industry leading academy is bringing in new talent to the sector and our proposition for both self-employed and employed brokers is continually improving,” he said. “The recent restructure of the employed division and our new head of mortgages and protection in the self-employed division will help drive us to achieve our objectives.

Read more: Just Mortgages restructures to accommodate expansion.

“Over the past few years, despite turbulence, the property sector in the UK has proven to be exceptionally robust and the Just Mortgages proposition proved to be incredibly popular. The desire for properties remains strong and, alongside this, there is a growing need for expert advice.”