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Welcome to Student Resources, a dedicated space designed to support and empower students pursuing studies in the fields of gas and electrical engineering. This category serves as a valuable resource hub, providing you with a wealth of information, educational materials, and guidance to enhance your learning experience and prepare you for a successful career in these specialized fields.

Within this category, you will find educational articles, tutorials, study guides, and practical tips that cover a wide range of topics, including gas systems, electrical circuits, energy distribution, safety protocols, codes and standards, and emerging technologies. Our goal is to supplement your academic curriculum and provide you with additional insights and perspectives that go beyond the classroom.

Thank you for joining us. We are excited to be a part of your educational and professional development, and we look forward to helping you thrive in the exciting and ever-evolving fields of gas and electrical engineering.

Investing In Your Career – Cost Of Training Explained

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No matter what you’re paying for or buying, you will want to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth – particularly when investing in your career. With continuing uncertainty and lack of job security, now more than ever, it’s essential to do what you can to future-proof yourself, your career and your earnings. For some, that means upskilling in their current field. For others, it means learning something new altogether. You never know what life may throw at you,

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8 Ways To Make The Most Of A Training Course

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How To Make The Most Of A Training Course You may be looking for a top-up course to learn a new skill and take your career to the next level. Or, it could be a training course that will enable you to launch a new career. Whatever your reason, you should be looking to make the most of the opportunity. And luckily, there are several things you can do to enhance your training course experience. 1. Do

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Training Courses: Expectation Vs. Reality

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Sometimes, expectations can cause us to avoid a situation entirely. Whether you think you won’t fit in, it’ll be too difficult to complete, or you don’t have enough previous experience, many reasons may deter you from training. But we’re here to separate the fact from the fiction, the expectation from the reality. Experience Expense Difficulty Work Split Students Duration Expectation: Previous Experience Is A MustReality: There’s No Experience Required Having previous experience or knowledge can make things a

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New Year, New Career – Join The Trades Industry

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With the decorations coming down, only the worst chocolates left in the tin, and unwanted Christmas presents quietly appearing on eBay; it can only mean the dawn of a brand new year! So has the new year left you assessing your options and looking for a fresh start? A new career, maybe? The numbers are certain. A fresh start is the way forward, with data suggesting there’s a growing shortage of skilled workers in the country, and

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Passion Or Money, What Should Influence Your Career?

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We’ve already covered the common decision most school-leavers have to make, as well as many people later in life;  University Vs. Vocational Training. Now, we’re looking at whether you should choose your career based on your passion or money. It’s not a decision to take lightly, and there are several factors to consider before making this decision. Will your passion pay you enough? Is following the money the more straightforward option? Is life too short to do anything

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Too Old To Learn A Trade?

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Are you ever too old to learn a trade? People of all backgrounds, experience levels, and ages enquire and enrol on our training courses, but there is one question we hear more than most. “Am I too old to learn a trade?” The simple answer is “no!” We’ve all uttered the words “every day’s a school day” and “you learn something new every day” at some point, but have we followed them up with an age limit?

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5 Reasons To Become An Electrician

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With numerous reasons to become an electrician, there has never been a better time to learn the trade. More and more people are taking up a career in the trades thanks to everything from earning potential to the excellent working environment. So, if you’re considering a new career, here are our top five reasons to become an electrician. 1. High Earning Potential When looking into any career, earning potential is an essential factor. You must ensure that the

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University Vs. Vocational Training

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According to UCAS, a record amount of people have been accepted onto university courses in the UK over the last few years. For many of these students, degrees are essential to the career they want, such as; medicine, law, dentistry, etc. However, not all careers require a university degree, and you can reach many through vocational training. Both university and vocational training courses have pros and cons, and different paths suit different people. Nevertheless, we are encouraging those

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Why Consider A Career In The Trades Industry?

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Whether you’re just entering the working world or want a career change, it’s worth considering a career in the trades industry. Times are changing; the job market is ever-evolving, and stereotypes about the industry are disappearing. It’s an exciting and inclusive industry to be a part of – but there’s more. Training Is Affordable Higher education can come with a sizeable price tag, and when you look at the likes of going to university, that’s definitely the

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12 New Year Career Resolutions

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There’s no better time than now to make a few resolutions to ensure you get off to a good start this year. Whilst any time of year is an excellent time to set goals, there’s just something about the new year that provides the motivation you need. We have all, no doubt, made a few typical new year resolutions in the past. For example, saving money, losing weight etc., are the most common (Source: Statista) but have

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