29 Mar

Houses for sale in Essex: apprenticeships on the rise

Houses for sale in Essex: apprenticeships on the rise

Families concerned about employment prospects when choosing their new home could find houses for sale in Essex attractive.

According to Essex County Council, the number of 16 to 18-year-olds taking apprenticeships rose by 44 per cent over the last academic year, with 3,229 teens enrolled.

The county's Essex Apprenticeship initiative has seen 1,250 places created by incentivising local firms with a wage subsidy.

Prospects for young people offered by the scheme could attract more families to property for sale in Essex.

Councillor Peter Martin, leader of the council, said: "Apprenticeships offer young people the opportunity to gain valuable skills that are directly applicable to businesses in the county."

The local authority is committed to supporting apprenticeships, he added.

According to Knight Frank, property in the counties surrounding London could attract more buyers, with houses for sale in Essex and other south-east counties more affordable than those in the capital.

Someone moving from London to the country has 20 per cent additional spending power compared to two years ago, the estate agent claims.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800479770-ADNFCR

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