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Options Skills Announce Partnership with Checkatrade

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Options Skills are proud to announce our partnership with Checkatrade. Established in 1998, Checkatrade has become the UK’s leading trade directory, with millions of people using them each year to find reputable tradespeople. And now, we’re excited to announce that not only can our students become members free of charge for twelve months, but existing […]

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2021 At Options Skills

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2021 has been quite the year, and we’re both grateful and proud of what we have achieved over the last twelve months. From radio appearances and workshop refurbishments to new courses and magazine features, here’s what we’ve been up to. Going Green The industry is changing slowly but surely – and sometimes dramatically and suddenly. From […]

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Career Change | From Plasterer To Electrician

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After 14 years as a plasterer and business owner, Johnathan wanted a career change and looked to Options Skills to make his dream a reality. People opt for a career change for many different reasons. From seeking out better pay or work-life balance to wanting more job satisfaction. And with so much time spent working, […]

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Options Skills Launch New Heating Engineer Training Courses

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The energy industry is constantly evolving. From coal fires to gas central heating, the way we heat our homes has changed throughout history. And now more than ever, we’re seeing significant changes. 77% of the UK heat their homes with gas (Source: Statista), but as heat pumps become more readily available and solar panels more popular, that’s […]

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EnviroVent Expand Their Business Through Options Skills

“Recruiting trainees is part of our culture and how we operate,” says Poppy Emsley, acting HR manager, EnviroVent Ltd. With 60 specialist engineers installing ventilation systems across the country, EnviroVent is Britain’s largest manufacturer and installer of sustainable and low energy domestic ventilation systems. “The last few years, we’ve struggled to recruit high calibre engineers,” […]

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Past Trainees Recommend Options Skills

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Customer feedback is essential for any company looking to develop and grow. While things may be ticking along nicely, there is always room for improvement, and that’s something we take seriously at Options Skills. Feedback allows us to understand what’s working well and can improve our trainee’s experience. We regularly encourage our trainees to leave […]

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Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

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Options Skills are pleased to announce that we have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award. Feefo awards businesses with the Feefo Gold Award providing they collect a minimum of 50 reviews each year and have a service rating of at least 4.5/5. If a business wins the gold award three years running or more, they […]

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Inside Our South London Training Centre

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Options Skills Purley opened two years ago and serves those in South London and the surrounding areas. Our South London branch is easy to reach with several transport options available just twelve miles from central London. Situated between Reedham and Purley train station, it is accessible via train or tube. And for those who prefer […]

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Options Skills Reopen After Covid-19 UK-Wide Shutdown

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During this unprecedented time, our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the Covid-19 virus. But, as we are sure everyone will agree, all we want is things to go back to normal. Here at Options Skills, the safety and comfort of our students and staff is our top priority. So, following government […]

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