Premier Network Group has pledged to introduce a fresh wave of entrepreneurial brokers to the industry via a new partnership.
PNG has launched the partnership with London-based financial training organisation The Financial Training Academy to encourage graduates into the industry by offering them the qualifications and support needed to offer consumers advice.
Graduates can attend the course re-gardless of their degree specialisms and when they have completed the training they are assured of a job interview with PNG.
The network says it will consider all graduates recommended by the academy for jobs.
Karen Butt, head of group sales and marketing at PNG, says: “There has been a shortage of job opportunities for brokers. We want to take on people who eventually will run their own businesses. We are looking for graduates with determination.
“We want to attract fresh blood. Other networks seem concerned only with numbers but we are focussing on providing new brokers with a career structure.”
PNG will also consider taking on partially qualified brokers, allowing them to gain the experience and qualifications necessary to offer advice un-der supervision.
TFTA offers full and part-time courses in mortgage advice, training more than 300 candidates each month with the aim of getting them qualified and into jobs.
AJ Gani, sales and marketing manager at TFTA, says: “PNG is helping us fulfil our promise to undergraduates that we can guarantee them employment in the mortgage industry.”