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  1. Using ELC funding to qualify in Building, Installation and Property Maintenance

    Using ELC funding to qualify in Building, Installation and Property Maintenance

    Find out more about how you can use ELCAS funding to obtain your qualifications in Building, Installation and Property Maintenance.

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  2. More women are entering the construction industry

    More women are entering the construction industry

    It’s no secret that construction has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, with the sector often being one of the lowest performers in terms of gender diversity.  However, while there is still much work to be done to address the gender imbalance, recent research from Redrow has highlighted that things are heading in the right direction, […]

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  3. A day in the life of a gas engineer

    A day in the life of a gas engineer

    Are you interested in pursuing a career as a gas engineer, but would first like to get a better idea of what a ‘typical’ day-to-day might look like when working in the industry?  With a current average base salary of £40,288 and this research (by metals4U via Approach Personnel), predicting gas engineers to again be […]

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  4. Why are qualifications important in the plumbing industry?

    Why are qualifications important in the plumbing industry?

    Find out why formal plumbing qualifications are so important in the industry, and some of the benefits that come with gaining them.

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  5. Student Story: 6-week handyman course with Alex

    Student Story: 6-week handyman course with Alex

    Discover why Alex chose Able Skills for his City & Guilds Handyman course and how his new skills helped him plan for a career change.

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  6. Trade training to fit around you

    Trade training to fit around you

    Are you interested in a career in construction but can’t commit to a traditional training course? Find out more about flexible trade training at Able Skills.

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  7. How do I get work on a building site as a plasterer?

    How do I get work on a building site as a plasterer?

    Are you wanting to take on site work as a plasterer? Find out more about the training and qualifications you’ll need before doing so.

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  8. Gas training: A step-by-step guide

    Gas training: A step-by-step guide

    Are you considering a career as a gas engineer? Learn more about the training and qualifications you’ll need to complete.

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  9. From labourer to bricklayer: How to get your NVQ

    From labourer to bricklayer: How to get your NVQ

    Are you an experienced bricklayer seeking formal industry qualifications? Learn more about our streamlined experienced worker NVQ assessment.

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  10. How to switch to a career in plumbing

    How to switch to a career in plumbing

    Has the new year sparked your desire for a job change? With plumbing set to be one of the most in-demand trades for 2024, this could be the perfect time to make the switch and begin training towards a career in the industry.  Research conducted by Metals4U (shared by PHAM News) used job vacancy data […]

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  11. What qualifications do I need to become an electrician in the UK?

    What qualifications do I need to become an electrician in the UK?

    Find out more about the qualifications needed to begin working as an electrician in the UK.

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  12. How to refresh a room with wallpaper

    How to refresh a room with wallpaper

    Wallpaper offers a quick and cost-effective way to breathe new life into a room. Looking for inspiration? See some of the trends we expect to see a lot of in the next year.

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