Essex and Kent are based to the East of London and provide excellent public transport into the city of London. Both counties have an attractive mix of rural village settings with beautiful English countryside and vibrant towns, including seaside locations.
The popular county of Essex provides a variety of different environments linking the vibrant and cosmopolitan East London with the quieter, more serene English coastline.
The cost of living in Essex is mostly very affordable and therefore very attractive to overseas teachers, particularly as there are many schools that work positively with international candidates.
Public transport is very readily available and connections to London are excellent, especially from Essex’s two biggest towns: Chelmsford and Southend. Stanstead airport is also within touching distance and operates hundreds of cheap flights to European destinations every week.
Kent borders the ever popular South East of London and the south east coast of England making it one of the more reliable counties for good weather! It is a haven for breathtaking English landscape, hence the name ‘The Garden of England.’ From the dramatic white cliffs of Dover, sleepy villages and bustling seaside resorts, to historic castles and cathedrals, there’s no shortage of attractions in Kent.
The cost of living is very affordable in Kent and public transport connections are very good. The much loved Eurostar train runs from London through Kent and then onto Paris and other European destinations. Gatwick is the most accessible airport to Kent, although Stanstead is more reachable from north Kent.
Kent’s most famous town Canterbury is one the most visited cities in the UK. It boasts a beautiful array of architecture, culture and history.
There is a high demand for overseas teachers throughout schools in Kent where the quality of education is above average for the UK. The region of Medway in Kent is a particularly popular destination for overseas teachers.