Aussie seeks 200 new franchise brokers

By Sarah Stowe | 19 May 2020 View comments

Mortgage broker Aussie wants to recruit 200 brokers in 2020, good news if you are ready to be your own boss in a professional arena.

Aussie believes the COVID-19 crisis has emphasised the resilience of the business model and is keen to recruit talent from various skilled backgrounds.

The brand is also targeting executives and small business owners who are now looking for a professional change.

Aussie CEO James Symond said, “We see there is an opportunity for Australians from both finance and non-finance backgrounds, who may have recently been made redundant or stood down, to choose a new professional path.”

The mortgage brokerage is also offering cashflow support to each new successful recruit during their first six months.

“Our brokers are self-employed, however they are far from operating alone. We have always provided industry leading training, support, and mentoring to help them get their businesses up and running,” said Symond.

“We believe providing our newest brokers remuneration during this period will help give them the kick start they need to become successful and long-term brokers with Aussie.”

Aussie seeks 200 new franchise brokers

The recruitment campaign is part of Aussie’s heavy investment in technology, marketing, and broker support.

Franchisees undergo a training program which, when successfully completed, qualifies them for a Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking.

Ambitious franchisees could extend their learning and be on their way to a full Diploma in Mortgage Broking over a 12-month period.

“We’re delighted to be providing people the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications, particularly during this time,” said Symond.

“We are striving to grow by providing opportunities for more small businesses to join and thrive in the Aussie network as the country works together to bring the economy back online.

“Aussie is a household Australian brand with strong partnerships and the very best people. For almost 30 years our brand has continued to attract and retain an amazing team, and through this initiative we are investing in growing our broker network to take us into the next level, and ultimately help more Australians with their home loan needs.”

The bold expansion plan also includes a boost to retail stores from more than 210 outlets to 300 nationally by 2023.