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For many Educators, the decision to leave the teaching profession can be a difficult one. However, for some, it may be the right step towards a fulfilling and rewarding career in the trades.

If you’re an ex-teacher in the UK looking for an alternative career path, there are many job opportunities available. With a shortage of skilled tradespeople in the UK, there's never been a better time to consider this path.

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For many Educators, the decision to leave the teaching profession can be a difficult one. However, for some, it may be the right step towards a fulfilling and rewarding career in the trades.

If you’re an ex-teacher in the UK looking for an alternative career path, there are many job opportunities available. With a shortage of skilled tradespeople in the UK, there's never been a better time to consider this path.

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where are electricians in demand

A 2022 survey of nationwide search data, found that the UK cities where electricians are most in demand (in terms of monthly searches) were:

  1. Worcester – 2,088 monthly searches
  2. Bedford – 1,723 monthly searches
  3. Preston – 1,783 monthly searches
  4. Lincoln – 1,696 monthly searches
  5. Colchester – 2,149 monthly searches

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self-employed electrician salary

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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private trades training

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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working in a trade after college

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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A plumber working on a pipe

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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18th Edition Regulation

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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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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