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In homes and properties across the UK, plumbing is incredibly important. Plumbing gives us constant, high-quality running water which provides us with working toilets and heating in the cold months. And we all know how important that is!

Plumbing is a very varied job role and plumbers can fix a range of different issues over the course of the working day. If you're interested in becoming a plumber, then these are some of the most common jobs you can expect to carry out. 

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In homes and properties across the UK, plumbing is incredibly important. Plumbing gives us constant, high-quality running water which provides us with working toilets and heating in the cold months. And we all know how important that is!

Plumbing is a very varied job role and plumbers can fix a range of different issues over the course of the working day. If you're interested in becoming a plumber, then these are some of the most common jobs you can expect to carry out. 

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What's changing with PQP cards?

From the 30th of June 2023, PQP cards will only be available to applicants that are a part of one of the approved professional bodies. There is a list available to the public of all 63 CSCS-approved professional bodies to check whether you are on the approved list.

If you are a part of an approved body on the above list, you can continue to apply for your PQP card through your organisation. The changes that are coming into place will only affect those who are not a part of the approved bodies on the list.

 

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becoming a gas engineer

University graduate Maycon recently trained to become a gas engineer with Access Training, and is here to share his training experience with you!

Maycon, a graduate with a background in aerospace engineering, found himself looking for diverse and flexible career opportunities following graduation and was drawn to gas engineering. If you’re interested in becoming a gas engineer, you may be interested in hearing more about Maycon’s experience!

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Looking to become a construction worker? With the latest news on the labour shortage's effect on the construction industry, you may be wondering what the benefits are of training to be a construction worker. Luckily, the rise in demand for construction workers means that the pay is extremely rewarding. 

Here's all you need to know about the average construction salary in the UK. Simply click the content below to be directed to the answer you're looking for...

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Earlier this year in January, The House of Commons had their initial debate over the skills and labour shortages that were apparent within the UK economy.

Previous research conducted by the ONS in late 2022 revealed that 13.3% of businesses currently have a shortage of workers. One of the industries that has been effected most by the skills shortage is the construction industry, with 20.7% of all construction businesses being impacted by the current skills shortages.

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electrician training courses - learn to be an electrician online

I began training at Access 18 months ago, studying the Essential Electrics course. I found the online training useful because I was living abroad at the time. I would watch the videos back and often at double speed to help improve my own efficiency! The webinars were the reason why I chose Access Training over other providers. Some of the content was of a slower pace but watching them at double speed allowed me to skip the chatter and non crucial information. I found the revision courses really useful online and appreciated that they were split up into topic areas.

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Are you thinking about becoming a carpenter? It's an incredibly skilled trade with a variety of financial, physical and intellectual rewards. So, we don't blame you if you're wanting to be a part of this exciting and progressive trade. 

To be a carpenter, you'll need a variety of skills to ensure that you can do the job to the best of your ability. In this blog, we'll run through the top carpentry skills you should have to pursue a successful career as a carpenter.

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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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