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Corey Else began his career as an apprentice at Fidler & Pepper Lawyers. So how has it been so far, and would he recommend apprenticeships for everyone?

I chose an apprenticeship over college because I knew I didn’t want to be stuck behind a desk for another two to four years. I wanted something more proactive where I could also be earning a wage. After finishing school, the idea of then going on to college just wasn’t something that interested me.

I originally wanted an apprenticeship in Business Admin but then I came across Fidler & Pepper, and even though I wasn’t looking for an apprenticeship in the legal sector, I fell on my feet as I now love what I do. The firm has a good local reputation so I was excited to be considered and then just had so many opportunities to learn and develop.

At Fidler & Pepper Lawyers you may start in office admin but can have the opportunity to work in Private Client, IT, Accounts, reception, or Conveyancing. In Conveyancing you could work in New Business, then transfer to support a team, then have your own caseload.

People think to do well in law you need a law degree but this isn’t the case and college/university isn’t for everyone so it’s great that you can work and learn and progress.

Fidler & Pepper is a very supportive firm, especially with their apprentices – ensuring that they receive the training and time to enable them to develop within their roles or move onto other roles.

We have one-to-one training, workshops, quizzes to support with training, group training sessions – all of which are equally important. Fidler & Pepper is a modern company that wants to grow its own staff and give people such great opportunities. We have flexi-time, fruit delivered, pizza days – in fact, it’s just a great place to work.

I worked in office admin as an apprentice and soon moved on to Post Completion – helping to set up a team. I then worked supporting teams learning all aspects of Conveyancing.  I then worked closely with a Fee Earner with my own caseload as an Assistant.

Since last December, I have had a caseload as a Trainee Fee Earner and am currently studying to become a Conveyancing Technician. Once qualified, in March, I will then go on to start my training to become a Licenced Conveyancer. My aim over time would be to be working with our biggest referrers and helping to develop our positive relationships with them.

I don’t know if an apprenticeship would suit everybody, but it has suited me. And I do know that if someone wants to progress well in their career, Fidler & Pepper genuinely provides a really good career path.

To find out about our current job opportunities, take a look at our current vacancies

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Beginners Guides, Contract, conveyancer, Conveyancing, Conveyancing Quote, First Time Buyers, help to buy, help to buy ISA    No Comments

The hugely successful Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme has had a two year extension with a new and improved scheme announced to be in development 2021-2023.

The Chancellor, in his budget last week revealed that the scheme; which provides government loans of up to 20% equity to buyers of new build properties, has been extended for a further two year period until his new scheme is put in place in 2021.  Fidler and Pepper’s New build team can vouch for its popularity themselves with over half their transactions involving help to buy assistance. We are not surprised that the scheme is being continued as it has proved popular with first time buyers and existing home owners alike.  It also comes as no surprise that the proposed 2021 changes for the new scheme involve limiting the loans only to first time buyers, who under the current rules, could be being pushed out by existing home owners looking to upsize.

The new scheme will also address the north/south divide in terms of house pricing and effectively making sure the scheme is only used by those who will really benefit from it. The focus is on getting rid of the one size fits all limits currently in place by  introducing a regional cap based on location with London staying at  the £600,000 cap currently in place but the East Midlands (where our offices are based) reducing to just £261,900. Though let’s face it that’s still a pretty nice first house here in Mansfield!

Good ol’ Phil also announced a cut in stamp duty for first time buyers of shared ownership homes with a zero stamp duty payable on the first £300,000 on any shared ownership home that costs up to £500,000 with immediate effect, which brings this in line with the November 2017 changes for non-shared ownership properties.

The icing on this first time buyer layer cake? A promise to help fund a further 650,000 additional houses!

First time Buyers – rejoice!

Conveyancers – forget about that post-Christmas lull;  keep calm, carry on!

If you are looking for a competitive Conveyancing quote then simply visit our website for a quote in seconds or give us a call on 01623 45 11 11.

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