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A new study has found that 63% of UK trades are struggling to find staff, amid a severe construction labour shortage. The study, conducted by Rated People, also found that many tradespeople are looking to leave the country to find work abroad, leaving an even greater demand for skilled workers across the country. 

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A new study has found that 63% of UK trades are struggling to find staff, amid a severe construction labour shortage. The study, conducted by Rated People, also found that many tradespeople are looking to leave the country to find work abroad, leaving an even greater demand for skilled workers across the country. 

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Electricians are in high demand in the UK, and self-employed electricians can earn a good living. The average salary for a self-employed electrician in the UK can vary depending on experience, location, and the type of work they do. Our latest blog looks at how much a self-employed electrician can make based on where you are in the UK. 

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The world of trades and skilled craftsmanship plays a crucial role in our society, contributing to the construction, maintenance, and repair of essential infrastructure. Aspiring tradespeople often find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to choosing the most effective way to receive training. While colleges and apprenticeships have long been the norm, private trades training is an increasingly viable and efficient option. 

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In a world that often emphasises traditional academic routes as the primary pathway to success, the value of skilled trades is sometimes overlooked. However, training as a skilled tradesperson offers a host of benefits that can lead to a fulfilling and prosperous career. Whether you're a recent school leaver, considering a career change, or simply exploring your options, here are five compelling reasons why training as a skilled tradesperson can be a fantastic alternative to traditional academic routes.

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Plumbing is a dynamic and essential trade that keeps the modern world running smoothly. From fixing leaks to installing complex systems, plumbers play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our daily lives. If you're considering a career as a plumber, here are the top skills needed to be a plumber and succeed in this rewarding profession. 

 

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The 18th Edition regulation is a set of guidelines for the safe installation and maintenance of electrical wiring systems in the UK. It is published by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is commonly referred to as the Wiring Regulations. The 18th Edition regulation came into effect in July 2022 and is the most significant update to the Wiring Regulations in over 20 years.

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what do I need to start my own business as a tradesperson

The allure of self-employment is undeniable – choosing your clients, enjoying flexible hours, achieving a better work-life balance, and boosting your earnings potential. If you have the practical expertise and the drive to work independently, launching your own business could be the game-changing career move you've been waiting for. Join the ranks of the growing number of self-employed individuals in the industry and embark on your journey to success.

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Becoming a qualified electrician is an accomplishment that opens the door to a multitude of opportunities in the ever-evolving field of electrical installations. If you’re thinking about what you can do once you’ve earned your Level 3 Electrical Installation Course, this blog is for you! Here we explore the different career routes available to electricians who have successfully completed their training.

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Frequently asked questions about apprenticeships

If you're looking at training for a new career or just considering your options, you may be considering an apprenticeship.

In this article, we address some of the more frequently asked questions about apprenticeships and how we can help you if you are considering a role in the trades. 

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