We sat down with one of our newest members of Coreco to hear all about what it’s like to be a member of our Academy team.
1. How did you start out at Coreco?
I was working as a sales negotiator at an estate agent in Kent when I decided to study for my CeMap exams and look to change my career path into finance. Finding a Trainee Mortgage adviser role in Central London is difficult as everyone wants you to have at least 1 years’ experience in a similar role, however, Coreco offered me the opportunity to join their Academy programme and train me to be a broker, so I jumped at the chance.
2. What does a day at Coreco look like?
I work closely with my assigned mortgage adviser who I have been case managing whilst I train on the academy programme. I contact our clients and update them with the progress of their mortgages whilst speaking with the lenders to keep on top of everything. Having recently completed the academy programme, I am now starting to get some mortgage leads of my own and hope to be concentrating on my own cases soon with someone playing the role of my case manager.
3. What do you enjoy about working at Coreco?
For me, the atmosphere in the office is key. When you’re spending 8 hours a day in an office, it’s important to enjoy the people you work with. We have our monthly meetings in Coreco towers, followed by drinks with the team. Also the “social committee” arrange days and nights out, which helps build morale throughout the office.
4. Where do you see yourself this time next year?
This time next year I see myself writing plenty of business and maybe being up for an award or two whilst retaining my “100m men’s Coreco champion” title at the annual sports day.
5. What’s your top tip for someone who wants to be a Trainee Mortgage Adviser?
Take the risk. Anybody coming from a job where you are comfortable but want to achieve more, you may take “one step back” to being a trainee but you will be rewarded with two steps forward once your “trainee” status disappears; the harder you work, the quicker that will happen.