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How to become a plumber

The traditional route to becoming a plumber in the UK is through a plumbing apprenticeship, typically straight after completing your secondary education, although it’s never too late to retrain as a plumber! This is of course a brilliant option, but there are actually several paths available to prospective plumbers. These include:

  • Enrolling at a technical university or trade school
  • Taking a fast-track course
  • Working as a plumber’s assistant

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How to become a plumber

The traditional route to becoming a plumber in the UK is through a plumbing apprenticeship, typically straight after completing your secondary education, although it’s never too late to retrain as a plumber! This is of course a brilliant option, but there are actually several paths available to prospective plumbers. These include:

  • Enrolling at a technical university or trade school
  • Taking a fast-track course
  • Working as a plumber’s assistant

More...

A heat pump is an incredibly efficient way to reduce your home's carbon footprint. It heats your home by drawing heat from the air or the ground surrounding your property to provide heating and hot water to your home. If you provide this service to others and become a heat pump installer you could earn up to £35 per hour!

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careers in renewable energy

The renewable energy industry is growing at a rapid rate, as are the wide range of career opportunities waiting for you. Renewable energy is the future, so what are you waiting for? Get qualified with renewable energy training courses and follow your future into your renewable energy career.

Renewable energy is an extremely exciting sector to get your teeth stuck into if you're looking for a career in trade. Since renewable energy is a relatively new industry, there are a range of exciting new career opportunities for those looking to explore a career in renewables. When you work in renewables, you will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by providing renewable alternatives.

Careers in renewable energy are incredibly rewarding, as they help the environment and provide excellent career benefits. If you’re interested in learning more about what pursuing a career in renewable energy might look like for you, you’re in the right place.

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Trades are a popular career avenue for a multitude of reasons – but which one is right for you?

If you’re interested in pursuing a trade career but aren’t sure which is best suited to you, we’ve put together this blog post to help run through the pros and cons of each trade to help you decide which trade is best suited to you.

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An electrician working on a switchboard

Electricians are always in high demand because of the crucial role the electrical industry plays in society. There are so many reasons to become an electrician in the UK, though, we’ve compiled this list of our top 10:

  1. Lucrative salaries
  2. Challenging work
  3. Varied work environment
  4. Career opportunities
  5. Be your own boss
  6. High demand
  7. Travel the world
  8. On the job training
  9. Skills for life
  10. Job satisfaction

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PAT testing is a great way to know for sure whether or not an electronic appliance is safe to use – but what exactly is PAT testing, how does it work, and what appliances need to be PAT tested? More...

 

An apprenticeship is a common pathway for someone looking to start a trade career. Apprenticeships are great for those with trade skills, because students are able to get hands-on experience as they learn.

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As of early February 2023, there are now over 680,00 electric cars on UK roads. With electric vehicles slowly becoming the norm, many people are taking advantage of the jobs that arise from the ongoing maintenance of electric vehicles. 

One of the most popular jobs for electric vehicles is the role of EV Charger Installer.

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How to become PAT certified

To become a PAT Tester, you will firstly need a relevant qualification. The minimum requirement for this is the City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate for In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (2377). To get started simply choose a PAT course that will provide you with one of these qualifications. Some courses won’t even require any previous experience.

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