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Thinking about a career change or starting fresh in the skilled trades? Becoming an electrician offers stability, great earning potential, and the satisfaction of working with your hands. But what if traditional apprenticeships don't fit your lifestyle? Don't worry, Access Training provides you with the tools to achieve your electrical career, without the traditional apprenticeship route!

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Thinking about a career change or starting fresh in the skilled trades? Becoming an electrician offers stability, great earning potential, and the satisfaction of working with your hands. But what if traditional apprenticeships don't fit your lifestyle? Don't worry, Access Training provides you with the tools to achieve your electrical career, without the traditional apprenticeship route!

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Is Being a Plumber Hard?

 

If you're considering a career switch into the trades industry, or you are just curious about the trade, one question likely pops into your head: is being a plumber hard?

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What Qualifications You Need to Become a Tradesperson in the UK

If you're thinking about a career in the trades in the UK, you'll likely need some qualifications to get your foot in the door. But why are qualifications so important? And what kind of qualifications do you need?

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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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There's nothing quite like coming home and feeling proud of the work you've done for the day. For most tradesmen, this is a daily occurrence! According to multiple studies conducted over the years, workers in the skilled trades tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction in comparison to others. 

In this blog, we'll take a look at why job satisfaction is so high for workers in the skilled trades. From builders and plumbers to electricians and gas engineers, there are many reasons for all tradesmen to be proud of what they do. 

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If you're looking to start your career in the skilled trades industry, you've probably come across the term 'NVQ Qualification'. An NVQ qualification is a vocational qualification, providing you with all the practical and physical skills that your future employer will be looking for. Whether you choose to become a gas engineer, an electrician, a plumber, and much more!

An NVQ is different to any other qualification as it is entirely work based (also known as competence-based), as you will be assessed on your ability to perform certain tasks in your chosen field. So, is a NVQ qualification worth it? Let's find out...

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If you're searching for jobs in trade that pay well, you're in luck. In the UK, there are an abundance of trade jobs available that offer rewarding salaries. Some even pay up to £45,355 per year!

In this blog, we've put together 10 of the highest paying trade jobs so you can start a trade job you love without worrying about your financial income.

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Am I too old to start an apprenticeship at 40?

No, of course not! It’s never too late to take on a new challenge and switch up your career. All you need to start an adult apprenticeship is a willingness to learn and a passion for your chosen subject. Apprenticeships are a brilliant option for everyone, regardless of age.

 

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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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