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If you'd like to become an electrician, it's important to identify your skills and whether you'd be a good fit for the job role. To help you figure this out, we've put together this handy blog of the skills it would be helpful to have as an electrician.

Whilst it's vital that electricians have the right qualifications, it's also important to have a range of skills related to your personality. The role of an electrician is equally about social interaction and common sense as much as it is about technical, subject-specific skills.

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If you'd like to become an electrician, it's important to identify your skills and whether you'd be a good fit for the job role. To help you figure this out, we've put together this handy blog of the skills it would be helpful to have as an electrician.

Whilst it's vital that electricians have the right qualifications, it's also important to have a range of skills related to your personality. The role of an electrician is equally about social interaction and common sense as much as it is about technical, subject-specific skills.

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Whether you're a newly qualified tradesman or if you've been in the trades for years, there's no harm in brushing up on your skills. After all, you want to ensure that you do your job to the best of your ability for your customers!

So, what qualities and skills are needed to be a 'good' tradesman? In this blog, we've put together 5 key qualities that we believe make a tradesman stand out from the crowd. 

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Mental Health Awareness Week takes place in the UK from Monday 15th May - Sunday 21st May. To raise awareness about mental health issues in the trades, Ironmongery Direct submit a yearly report in collaboration with the mental health charity, Mind, to reveal important and shocking statistics about mental health in the trade industry. 

In this blog, we'll break down the key findings of their insightful report in an attempt to make mental health support more accessible to our students in the trade industry.

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There's nothing quite like coming home and feeling proud of the work you've done for the day. For most tradesmen, this is a daily occurrence! According to multiple studies conducted over the years, workers in the skilled trades tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction in comparison to others. 

In this blog, we'll take a look at why job satisfaction is so high for workers in the skilled trades. From builders and plumbers to electricians and gas engineers, there are many reasons for all tradesmen to be proud of what they do. 

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renewable energy jobs 

If you're looking for jobs in renewable energy, we've compiled a list of tips and tricks to land you a perfect role. You will be directly contributing to the production of environmentally-friendly energy sources in no time.

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what is a cscs card 

To understand the definition of a CSCS card, we have to find out what CSCS is. In this blog, we'll run through all you need to know about CSCS cards, including how to get one and how they can advance your career in construction. 

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If you're looking to start your career in the skilled trades industry, you've probably come across the term 'NVQ Qualification'. An NVQ qualification is a vocational qualification, providing you with all the practical and physical skills that your future employer will be looking for. Whether you choose to become a gas engineer, an electrician, a plumber, and much more!

An NVQ is different to any other qualification as it is entirely work based (also known as competence-based), as you will be assessed on your ability to perform certain tasks in your chosen field. So, is a NVQ qualification worth it? Let's find out...

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If you are a qualified electrician and you'd like to build up your skills portfolio, our 2-day EV charger installation course is a brilliant way to take your career as an electrician a step further. With 1.1 million electric cars now in use on UK roads, you will receive many benefits for providing customers with this unique and in-demand skill.

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