A recent survey conducted by Retail Company Screw fix, shows
that two out of five tradespeople were giving more quotes for work than a year
ago, and more than half of the trades people who took part in the survey said that
their business was better than the previous year, in particular, plumbers,
electricians and carpenters are extremely optimistic about their business
outlook during 2016.
In 2015, the skilled trade industry experienced an increase
in demand towards the end of the year, fortunately this trend has continued
into 2016, with one in seven tradespeople stating that they have too much work
on their books.Most of the tradespeople surveyed said that they expected
business to remain at the same level, or improve over the next 12 months.
If you are a regular reader of our blog posts, you will
notice that we write about the current skills shortage crisis that we are
currently experiencing in the UK regularly. The skills shortage is a huge issue
that we are currently facing. Currently in the construction industry alone
there is a shortage of 35,000 people, this figure naturally increases when
domestic tradespeople are added into the equation.
With the increase in demand, it is apparent that – even though
good for plumbers, electricians, gas engineers and carpenters, because it means
that there is no shortage of work, potential customers will soon start to run into
difficulties being able to find a trades person when they need them the most.
If these projections are correct, then 2016 could mean that many
tradespeople may start having to work long hours to keep up with the demand. This
means that now is the perfect time for people who are thinking about learning or
retraining as a skilled trades person or adding taking courses to develop their existing
Here at Access
Training, we have developed alongside City & Guilds, and other awarding
bodies, a wide range of fully comprehensive courses that are suitable for people
who have no prior industry experience. Our courses will teach you the very
basics, through to the more advanced techniques used by trade professionals.
To find out more about our plumbing, carpentry or electrical courses, contact us today!