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New Year, New Career – Join The Trades Industry

Five electrical trainees in workshop bays working on consumer units

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, and indeed decade, left you assessing your options and looking for a fresh start? A new career, maybe? […]

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Passion Or Money, What Should Influence Your Career?

Electrical trainee assisting two trainees as they test wiring

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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Too Old To Learn A Trade?

Close up of a trainee electrician cutting wiring

Are you ever too old to learn a trade? We’ve all uttered the words “every day’s a school day” and “you learn something new every day” at some point, but have any of us ever followed them up with an age limit? Probably not. People of all backgrounds, experience levels and ages enquire and enrol […]

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5 Reasons To Become An Electrician

Two trainee electricians working in workshop bays on consumer units

There has never been a better time to learn a trade and become an electrician. From the earning potential to an excellent working environment, more and more people are considering a career in the trades. Here are just five of the benefits that await those with the skills, motivation and drive to become an electrician. High […]

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University Vs. Vocational Training

Split image of a girl facing library bookshelves and a trainee plumber learning to bend copper pipe

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 […]

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Why Consider A Career In The Trades Industry?

Electrical trainees in workshop

Whether you’re just entering the working world or want a complete 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 […]

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How Long Does It Take To Become A Gas Engineer?

Two trainee gas engineers taking notes while working on a boiler

There is a skills shortage throughout the UK, and there has been for some time. Subsequently, gas engineers are in demand more than ever before. Existing engineers are overwhelmed with work and being offered more than they can accept, meaning there is a waiting list of work completed. As a result, there has never been a […]

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City & Guilds, LCL, EAL – What’s The Difference?

City & Guilds, EAL, LCL logos

When looking into training courses, it’s essential to find the perfect one for you. So researching the different options available to you is vital. From City & Guilds to EAL, apprenticeship or training course, with so much information out there, it can be challenging to understand it all. Common Questions Comparison C&G LCL EAL Best […]

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10 Tips For An Apprentice/Trainee

Gas trainee in a workshop

The job market can seem daunting for a school-leaver, graduate or career changer. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to get your foot in the door – and becoming an apprentice or trainee can be the first step toward a new career. Depending on your chosen path, you may have the opportunity to earn as […]

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What Is The ECS Gold Card?

Hand holding an ECS Gold Card

If you work within the trade industry, are on your way to doing so or are even just considering it, you may have heard of the ‘ECS Gold Card’ at some point. There are several different cards, qualifications, and certifications available to people in the electrical industry, but things can get a little confusing with […]

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