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AI-proof Jobs: Why Plumbing is One of the Safest Bets

The rise of AI has many worried about their jobs. While some professions are at risk, skilled trades like plumbing offer a secure future. Working in the trades ensures not only a stable career path but also the satisfaction of using your hands and skills to solve real-world problems. Unlike many jobs susceptible to AI, plumbing requires a unique blend of technical knowledge, adaptability, and problem-solving skills that robots simply can't replicate.

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Many people reach a point in their fifties where they crave a change. Perhaps you're no longer fulfilled by your current role, or maybe you've always had a dream of pursuing a different path. Whatever the reason, the question arises: is 50 too late to start a new career in the UK?

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AI-proof Jobs: Why Plumbing is One of the Safest Bets

The rise of AI has many worried about their jobs. While some professions are at risk, skilled trades like plumbing offer a secure future. Working in the trades ensures not only a stable career path but also the satisfaction of using your hands and skills to solve real-world problems. Unlike many jobs susceptible to AI, plumbing requires a unique blend of technical knowledge, adaptability, and problem-solving skills that robots simply can't replicate.

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How Much Can an Electrician Earn

There's a high demand for skilled electricians in the UK, and this translates to competitive salaries. But just how much can you expect to make? This article dives into the realities of electrician salaries, breaking it down by experience, location, and employment type.

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CPA1 – Combustion Performance Analysis: Ensuring Safe and Efficient Gas Appliances with Access Training

Keeping homes warm and water hot relies on the smooth operation of gas appliances. Behind the scenes, ensuring their safety and efficiency, requires specialised skills. Here's where the CPA1 qualification comes in.

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women in trade

For decades, the skilled trades have been perceived as a male-dominated field. However, this landscape is rapidly changing. Not only are women welcome in the trades, but they are also actively encouraged to bring their unique talents and perspectives to a workforce hungry for skilled professionals. In 2021, 21% of women were considering trades as their career choice.

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The foundations of the UK are being built, renovated, and maintained by a vital group: skilled tradespeople. However, the stability of this crucial sector is being threatened. The UK faces a significant shortage of skilled tradespeople, a gap with immense consequences for individuals, businesses, and the entire nation.

Due to this gap, and the importance of filling it, there has never been a better time to start your career in the trades industry.

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Trainee Electrician

According to government data, electricians are the highest-earning tradespeople in the UK, although plumbers are likely to have a higher starting salary.

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Trainee Electrician Working

At Access Training, over 70% of our students successfully qualify as electricians while juggling full-time work commitments. This might seem daunting at first, but with the right approach and guidance, you can achieve your career goals while maintaining your current work schedule.

Here’s the process most of our students followed:

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How to Get a Redundancy-Proof & Well Paying Job

The recent ITV article, "Help! We Need a Builder: Britain's Skills Shortage," shines a spotlight on a crucial issue: the UK faces a significant deficit of skilled tradespeople. With a whopping 50% of homeowners struggling to hire a skilled tradesperson. The reason: most skilled tradespeople are in such a high demand that they can’t take on new clients for 3-6 months . There is plenty of opportunity for ambitious and hard working people, who qualify in the trades and can secure a reliable income even in uncertain times. 

How to stay ahead of the crowd:


Get qualified today and build your experience:

With nearly a million new recruits needed in the next decade, qualified skilled tradespeople are in exceedingly high demand. This means countless job opportunities and competitive salaries await those who step up and fill the gap. Like with all new trends, demand is there NOW, but those who act fast will secure their position in the market and get much higher rewards. Getting trades qualification now is like investing in crypto in 2010. Invest in yourself now to be highly skilled when everyone else will be just trying to qualify. In several years, when the demand is even greater, you won’t be a beginner tradesperson, but a tradesperson with several years of experience under your belt. This means a 30-70% higher salary. 

 

Build an impressive portfolio with earn while you learn options: 

With one-third of skilled tradespeople nearing retirement, the need for fresh talent and the next generation of tradespeople has never been more important. This creates a direct path to success for those who enter the field now. 

 

Unlock profitable options:

Once qualified... there are many different paths and specialisations you can choose. From carpentry and roofing to renewable energy and sustainable construction, there will be a path that aligns with your interests.

 

Leave the unsatisfying job:

Many of our students are in their 40s and 50s. They make great tradespeople, because of their wide range of transferable skills, and can spend the rest of their career working on their terms. Many take great pleasure in working with their hands, helping people while earning a decent income.

 

How Access Training can help you build your future:

Access Training is your gateway to a rewarding career in the trades. We offer a variety of accredited courses, tailored to equip you with the skills and knowledge employers seek. Here's how we can support you:

  • Flexible learning options: Choose from classroom-based, online, or blended learning to fit your schedule and learning style.
  • Experienced trainers: Our industry-expert instructors share their real-world knowledge and practical guidance.
  • Career support: We provide ongoing support with job search strategies, interview preparation, and CV writing. Also, upon qualification, we share our students’ CVs with our affiliate partners in the trades. 

The trades industry is crying out for skilled individuals, and we are here to help you fill these roles. With our step-by-step training programs and ongoing support, we can empower you to launch a successful career in this exciting and in-demand field.

Get in touch today to explore our course options and take the first step towards building your future.

 

 

 

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