After a notable downturn during Britain's economic recession, the construction industry is in the midst of a massive recovery period - spurred on by the Government's renewed interest in housing and various other new build projects. With demand at an all-time high, skilled workers are also going to be needed more than ever. So much that it's been forecast that a total of 180,000 new jobs and 120,000 new apprenticeships will be created over the next five years - with qualified electricians particularly in employers' sights.
The areas the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) expect to see the most demand in are site project managers, civil engineers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and painter/decorators. In addition to this, the Board has also spoken about how the industry recovery will allow ambitious workers to the career ladder even faster. However these opportunities will only come to those prepared to work hard and seize the opportunities placed before them.
With new homes being built across the country, qualified domestic electricians are going to be needed not just to install the houses with working electrics, but inspect and test them to ensure they are safe for future occupants. Commercial electricians will also find that their services are needed for the very same thing with the new buildings going up around the UK. This construction boom isn't just creating huge opportunities for construction workers, its something all tradespeople can benefit from. Electricians, plumbers, gas engineers...all are going to be needed to turn those houses into homes.
Are you considering making a career change to become a professional electrician? Does the flexible hours, impressive pay and varied work routine sound appealing to you? Before you can get any of that, you'll need to train hard and earn those all-important electrician qualifications. A college course could take you years to complete, but here at the Electrician Academy we can provide you with the same high quality training in only a fraction of that time. At our state-of-the-art training facility, you'll learn from teaching staff who've spent many years in the electrician business - and are ready to share their vast knowledge of the industry onto you. And if you're looking to do plumbing or gas engineering instead, we can help you there too.
To find out more just give the Electrician Academy a call on 01732 869915 or fill in the online enquiry form found on our website. One of our course advisers will soon be in touch to tell you more.