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Heating | Energy Saving Tips

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Gas engineer and director of compliance at Options Skills, Dave Judge, shares how you can reduce your heating usage and bills this winter. With the ever-increasing rise in energy prices (Source: The Independent), it is prudent that everyone takes the time to ensure they are as energy conscious as possible. Heating your home can be […]

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Tradespeople Earn More Than University Graduates

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A survey undertaken by Selco Builders Warehouse has revealed tradespeople are happier and earn more than university graduates. Surveying over 500 tradespeople, Selco wanted to determine how their experiences differ from those who attended and graduated university. Higher education doesn’t necessarily guarantee high earnings and security like it once did. So with many people considering […]

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6 Benefits Of Upskilling Employees

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With industries, technology and workplaces ever-evolving, as a business owner, it’s essential you stay up to date with the latest developments. There’s no avoiding change, and the recent national lockdown has proven this. With businesses asking workers to work from home, extra measures taken to ensure safety and risks to job security, upskilling employees is […]

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Investing In Your Career – The Cost Of Training & Payment Explained

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No matter what you’re paying for or buying, you will want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth – and this is particularly true 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 […]

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What Should You Include In A Quote?

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A quote is a formal document that features a breakdown of a job and the amount it will cost. When well written and presented, it will demonstrate professionalism and further instil confidence and trust between yourself and the customer. In fact, The Homeowners Alliance believe that quotes are a good way of helping homeowners avoid cowboy tradespeople. […]

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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 for money. It’s not a decision to take lightly, and there are several factors to consider before making […]

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Save Electricity And Money With These Simple Tips

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A recent report from MORE TH>N found that 28% of people spend more on their monthly bills than their mortgage. On average, the annual cost of gas and electricity in a household is £1,345.20, so it’s worth looking at how you could save electricity. Using less electricity means more money in your pocket at the end […]

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Simple Ways To Save Water In Your Home

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Water is something we cannot live without, but there is no doubt that we each use more than our fair share. There has been a dramatic increase in the water we’re using in the western world. We’re showering more often than ever before and relying on our dishwashers to clean our plates and cups daily. […]

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Get Paid On Time | Avoid Late Or Non-Payment

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When you’re self-employed, you don’t have a guaranteed wage going into your bank on the same day every month. Working for yourself means it’s up to you to make sure you get paid. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to deal with late and non-payments. Not being paid on time can be incredibly problematic, with time wasted […]

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How Much Can I Earn As A Gas Engineer?

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When considering a career in the gas industry, one of the first questions you’re likely to ask yourself is, “how much can I earn as a gas engineer?” As someone entering the trade as a beginner, realistically, you won’t be at the top of the pay range straight away. However, with hard work, your pay […]

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