Freedom Mortgage Corp., a privately held, full-service mortgage lender licensed in all 50 states, is now actively recruiting and training its next generation of mortgage executives through its ‘First Flyer’ college recruitment and training program.
Freedom Mortgage launched the first class of the one-year, credit-based rotational training program on Jan. 26 in Mount Laurel, N.J. The company recruits both recent college graduates and students from colleges for First Flyer programs conducted in New Jersey, Maryland and Florida.
The program is managed by an executive staff, cohort leaders and coaches, who guide and train their teams with company projects, soft skill workshops and group networking events.
Freedom Mortgage Corp. says that there are currently 100 First Flyers and 22 of them are licensed loan officers. The others are in rotating assignments while they work toward their certifications.
‘The First Flyer pilot program is now a platform upon which Freedom Mortgage can build and grow its future leadership,’ states Michael Middleman, program founder and Freedom Mortgage's vice president. ‘Early shaping of work ethics and behaviors through our structured development program impacts career progression and success, which is why our program balances products and industry knowledge with team and corporate relationship building,’ says Middleman.
According to the company, many First Flyers are performing above management expectations and are even outperforming veteran employees. Members of the first class will graduate in January 2016.