Vantage Finance has hired four employees for its specialist team including a graduate as it looks to bring new blood to the industry.
For its administration team Vantage has brought in Sophie Pang and Mihaela Burlacu. The former is an accounting and finance graduate and the latter was an office manager.
The master broker has also appointed Zoe Brooks as compliance manager and Nicola Hinkley as an underwriter. Brooks has five years of experience working in compliance in the mortgage and second charge market while Hinkley is an experienced mortgage broker.
Vantage is supporting its new recruits to study for the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP).
Lucy Hodge, director of Vantage, said: “As we expand, our dedication to creating a sustainable industry remains at the forefront of everything we do.
“Our most recent hires reflect our efforts to source both highly qualified, professional candidates, as well as fresh young talent to support our industry for the future.
“We know the importance of cultivating tomorrow’s generation of brokers and some of our most successful managers joined us straight from education, which is why we are always on the lookout for entry-level candidates.”
She added: “We also recognise the value professional qualifications bring to both the industry as a whole and our staff as individuals, especially given the recent move of consumer credit to the FCA.
“This is why we are sponsoring every member of the Vantage team to study for their CeMAP qualification. CeMAP is widely regarded as the mortgage industry benchmark and the team has made fantastic progress with the qualification, with a few members already completing all three modules.
“Every member of Vantage Finance has their next exam booked and our collective enthusiasm is testament to our on-going pursuit of the highest industry standards.”