Apprentice Mortgage Adviser FHFS Group Ltd

The apprentice mortgage advisor will work closely with the established team to help customers purchase their dream home whilst taking care of all their mortgage and protection needs. The aim is to provide hands on job-based training and study to enable you in becoming a competent and confident mortgage adviser.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

    Wage may vary dependent on experience

  • Working week

    9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday (1/2 hour unpaid lunch).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000141514

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice mortgage adviser working in the financial services sector, you will be helping support our clients to find the most suitable mortgage based on their specific requirements.

You will be assisting our established team, working with the clients’ best interests in mind, learning how to give appropriate advice and recommendations on the most suitable product for their needs.

The role will include but not limited to support the following duties:

  • Completing an initial assessment of your clients’ needs and requirements (factfinding)
  • Providing high quality independent advice and explaining the different types of mortgages available
  • Researching the market to confirm your recommendations
  • Explaining about and advising on a wide range of protection products
  • Ensuring all regulatory documentation is completed accurately and in line with required timescales
  • Communication with colleagues within your own and supporting teams
  • Keeping your knowledge up to date with changes in the financial services market and products from our lenders

Experience working in a sales or customer service based role would be highly advantageous, plus any work experience in the financial services sector is desirable but not essential.

Starting salaries whilst training will be negotiable based on relevant qualifications and experience with a guarantee and structured salary and career path once you have completed your training

Additional information:

  • DBS Checks will be carried out for the successful applicant
  • Offer subject to Credit Check
  • Pet Friendly Office
  • Driving License Required

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Financial Services Mortgage Adviser apprenticeship standard
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of this apprenticeship

The mortgage adviser apprenticeship is perfect for learners new to the world of mortgage advice looking to develop the knowledge and skills required to work within this specialised role, as well as obtaining a regulatory qualification.

Through job-based training and study towards a highly respected benchmark qualification, the apprentice will become a competent and confident mortgage adviser.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • A broad understanding of the financial services sector
  • An understanding of the role of the appropriate regulatory bodies
  • The importance of relationship building with clients and colleagues
  • Understanding of processes and procedures relevant to the role
  • How to develop commercial awareness
  • Building skills and capabilities within an organisation

Professional Qualifications:

Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP1,2,3) - awarded by The London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF)

The apprentice is assigned a dedicated experienced mentor to guide them through the programme. Regular scheduled interactions with the apprentice ensure they are developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become competent in the role.

To help prepare the apprentice for the CeMAP qualification, Apprentices are provided with Simply Academy’s CeMAP resource package, alongside a structured study plan supported by a series of live revision sessions with our CeMAP tutors.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship offers a route for a career in the mortgage advice sector or for potential progression into other financial services roles. Starting salaries whilst training will be negotiable based on relevant qualifications and experience with a guarantee and structured salary and career path once you have completed your training.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please note you may be asked to complete suitability assessments as part of the recruitment process. Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted to discuss your application and arrange a telephone interview if you meet our initial shortlisting criteria. Your application may be shared with training provider and employer.

About the employer

‘FHFS Group Limited and its trading style Forest Hall Financial Solutions is a wholly independent, whole of market mortgage broker offering advice to clients on a range of lending and insurance products. Set up in 2020 in Tadcaster we primarily service clients in Leeds, York, Harrogate, Wakefield and surrounding areas. We have a highly experienced team overseeing a large and growing bank of clients ranging from first time buyers all the way through to high net wealth, limited company directors and portfolio landlords.’

Employer

FHFS Group Ltd

Address

2nd Floor

24 Bridge street

Tadcaster

LS24 9AL

Contact

Jan Crabb

jan.crabb@apprentice-employment.co.uk

07747 562961

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Training

Training provider

SIMPLY ACADEMY LTD

Apprenticeship standard

Mortgage adviser

Level 3 (A level)


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