In an ever-changing employment landscape long gone are the days of a ‘job for life’!
Many people find themselves in jobs that provide little or no satisfaction. This isn’t helped as people face long working hours in order to make ends meet. For those working in cities, they face stressful commutes to and from the office. It feels for many that real household income is falling as there is and little growth in take-home salaries yet inflation continues to rise meaning that many people face a genuine income squeeze [source] that compounds their job dissatisfaction in their current role.
As well as being fed up with their current job, many people wrongly assume that because they didn’t know what they wanted to do for a career when they left school, that it is too late to gain the new skills that will enable to get a new job or launch a business that will give them real job satisfaction. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are a whole number of training providers that specialise in helping career changers to obtain new skills and qualifications. Regardless of your age, it is never too late to re-train; up-skill or gain new qualifications.
Increased regulation in the electrical and gas industries combined with a growing population means that trades based vocational training is extremely popular. Only qualified, competent tradespeople can install and maintain gas and electrical installations in the UK. Gaining qualifications is not as simple as doing an-online or home study course. For instance, if you want to become a gas engineer you must complete a rigorous training course that includes mandatory on-site experience and portfolio building under the supervision of a Registered Gas Safe Installer before you can be considered for assessment for ACS gas qualifications. It is only by holding these qualifications that an individual can apply for Gas Safe Registration.
This, quite rightly, zealous approach to the training and induction of new gas engineers does deter many people from entering the industry. The effect is that it limits the numbers of people with ACS gas qualifications and creates huge opportunities for those that have the foresight and determination to get qualified.
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