It seems it isn't just the construction trade that's reaping the benefit of the Government's 'Help to Buy' housing scheme, as a new marketing report suggests that the electrical contracting market grew by 0.9% in value last year thanks to the boost.
As demand has largely come from the construction industry, the electrician sector has also suffered in recent years due to the economic recession and major public sector spending cuts. However Help to Buy - along with infrastructure investment in rail and electricity, have provided strong growth to both sectors. Despite caution due to fragile nature of economic recovery, it is expected to create a boost in electrical contracting demand to last throughout the year.
Another hope for the industry is the Green Deal, which had very little to show for itself last year. However interest has reached a new high recently, with a number of assessments and installations planned to take place over the coming months. With a significant portion of the work available under the Deal requiring some sort of electrical installation, hopes are high that as awareness improves so will demand.
With this positive outlook on the electrical industry for the foreseeable future, if you've ever considered changing career paths to become a professional electrician now is the perfect time to do so. But first you'll need the skills and qualifications employers look for - something we can help you with. With an intensive electrician training course from the Electrician Academy, you'll be trained to professional standard in a time frame that has to be seen to be fully believed.
And if electrician isn't the career for you? We also offer training in both plumbing and gas engineer, two trades with equally as much job opportunity that will only go up as Green Deal awareness rises. If you'd like to find out more, just give our course advice team a call on 01732 869915.