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Reboot Your Trade Qualification

Have you ever started your journey to becoming a qualified electrician, gas engineer, or plumber but life got in the way? Perhaps you started your NVQ training but had to put it on hold due to unforeseen circumstances. If this is the case for you, Access Training is here to help you get back on track and achieve your qualifications – even if you started your journey elsewhere.

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Reboot Your Trade Qualification

Have you ever started your journey to becoming a qualified electrician, gas engineer, or plumber but life got in the way? Perhaps you started your NVQ training but had to put it on hold due to unforeseen circumstances. If this is the case for you, Access Training is here to help you get back on track and achieve your qualifications – even if you started your journey elsewhere.

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As the summer season unfolds in the United Kingdom, certain industries witness a surge in demand for employment opportunities. Among them, the construction sector stands tall, offering the most popular summer jobs. The dynamic nature of construction projects, the abundance of opportunities, and the benefits associated with the industry have contributed to its prominence. This article explores why construction has emerged as the most popular summer jobs provider in the UK.

 

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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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what is a cscs card - Construction Skills Certification Scheme explained 

CSCS Cards are useful tools commonly held by construction workers – but what are CSCS cards? Do you need one? What are CSCS care actually for? If you’ve ever found yourself faced these questions and are looking for some answers, you’re in the right place!

We’ve put together this handy blog to help answer all of your frequently asked questions about CSCS cards, including how you can earn your CSCS cards with Access Training, and how having a CSCS card will advance your career in construction.

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Are construction workers in demand

New research has recently revealed that 83% of businesses within the construction industry are currently feeling the strain from a lack of skilled workers.

This has left many people wondering whether construction workers are in demand now more than ever due to the construction skills shortage.

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Why work in construction

Why choose a career in the construction industry?

  1. Improves fitness and strength
  2. Above-average pay
  3. Excellent career progression
  4. Make friends for life
  5. Build a meaningful career

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How to get into construction

In 2021, the UK construction market size was valued at £448.7 billion, and this has only increased in the last few years. The industry shows no sign of stopping in the future, either!

If you're wondering how to get into construction, then it can be difficult to know where to start. We hope this blog will guide you towards the best construction course for your needs and answer any questions you may have about the construction industry.

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Construction is a heavily male-dominated trade, with only 16.2% of workers in the industry being female. This number is set to rise over time due to diminishing misconceptions surrounding gender-specific roles, but as of 2022, there's still a huge lack of women in the construction industry. This creates harmful stereotypes that can create hostile working environments for women in construction.

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A shortage in skilled tradespeople has been an obstacle which has loomed over the construction sector for the past decade and more. In recent years, industry leaders have been asking themselves one important question: how do we encourage more people to join our thriving and essential industry? 

It is well-known that the construction workforce is ageing, and the number of younger skilled workers taking its place is not quite enough to satisfy the significant demands of an industry which is as crucial as it has ever been. 

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