Most people considering CeMAP training are looking at the CeMAP qualification as the key to a new career in the mortgage industry. With this in mind, it is vital to understand the state of the mortgage industry and career prospects in the industry once the CeMAP training is completed. A recent article in the trade magazine Mortgage Introducer explores this subject.
For those looking at CeMAP training the news is good as nearly two thirds of Building Society CEO’s think that building society mortgage lending will increase in 2007 when compared with the 2006 figures. This means that there is likely to be a continued growth in the amount of mortgage business undertaken in 2007, and this is likely to lead to an ever greater need for CeMAP trained mortgage advisers.
When comparing CeMAP training with other possible routes to a new occupation, the market growth situation has to be a vital factor in deciding whether CeMAP training is suitable for you. In comparison with most other markets, CeMAP training does provide the gateway into a career which has shown year on year growth consistently, and there is no indication that this trend is likely to end.
Even if the mortgage market stabilises and grows at a slower rate, then there is still such a shortage of CeMAP trained advisers such that the job market for anyone freshly qualified through CeMAP training is likely to continue to be very buoyant. Add to this the fact that many existing mortgage advisers are approaching, or indeed have already reached, retirement age, and the opportunities for those embarking on CeMAP training are very good.
When looking at CeMAP training, it can be very beneficial to maintain an open mind regarding possible future employment. By doing this, and keeping a close eye on the career opportunities that present themselves during the training period, the CeMAP trainee can build a more comprehensive picture of the precise career course that appeals to him or her. Whilst it is obviously good to have goals during the CeMAP training period, this flexibility of outlook will enable the newly qualified CeMAP trainee to make the most of the opportunities that are presented once he or she has qualified.
Finally, to ensure that you have the best possible opportunities once qualified, it is important to undertake comprehensive and thorough CeMAP training, and not to attempt to qualify in the ridiculously short time that some of the so called crash courses are now quoting. It is vital for your future career that your training is complete and that you do not just end up with a piece of paper that says you are qualified but with no real knowledge.
The most successful courses in this respect are comprehensive, tutor supported, home study courses where you can study at your own pace and learn the material thoroughly. For information on flexible Home Study for CeMAP training then click on the link.
For more information on Home Study CeMAP training courses and the CeMAP syllabus click this link http://www.cemap-training.com
About the author
John Graham has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry and has trained literally thousands of students in all aspects of the business.