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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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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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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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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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Access Training is excited to announce the launch of the Access Network and our improved Student Portal. 

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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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what trades are in demand

 

Skilled trade jobs are in more demand than ever due to multiple societal issues, such as the UK housing crisis and a nationwide skills shortage due to the after-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read on to find out what trade is most in demand in the UK, and why.

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Perhaps the one topic which has dominated recent discussions in the media is the oncoming energy crisis. It has been the subject of much debate and whilst no solution has yet to be presented one thing is certain: the UK faces a challenging winter ahead, and our energy bills are going to rise to unprecedented levels. This being said, there are still plenty of ways you can reduce the cost of your energy bills and minimise your energy output. 

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We recently published a blog post for World Mental Health Day to discuss the findings of the 2022 Mental Health in the Trades report, where it was found that 4 in 5 tradespeople experience mental health issues due to their job.

This is a staggering amount, and to continue with our aim of awareness surrounding mental health issues in the trade industry, we're going to take a deep dive into the causes of stress, and how you can improve workplace wellbeing.

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tradespeople and mental health

A report on the topic of mental health in the trades has been released earlier this year, highlighting the important issue of work-related stress within the trade industry. We take mental health seriously at Access Training - our students are our number one priority, and we will always strive to support you throughout your studies with us. 

In honour of World Mental Health Day and to raise awareness of the issues that are prominent within our industry, we're going to answer the most common questions surrounding mental health in the trades.

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