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  1. Why are plumbers experincing huge pay increases?

    Why are plumbers experincing huge pay increases?

    We are now half way through the year. Many industries have been affected by the pandemic, however, the trade industry as a whole has stood it’s ground. Of course they have had their issues but are one of the least effected sectors. Now, tradepople are seeing a big change in demand for their services as […]

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  2. How can I find the right centre to further my electrical career?

    How can I find the right centre to further my electrical career?

    So you are a working electrician looking to take that next step? Here at Able Skills we have been helping our students develop their careers through Electrician courses for 20-years! Today we want to explain what steps you can take as an electrician to advance your own career and earning potential! There are many different […]

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  3. How To Operate Safely As An Electrician

    How To Operate Safely As An Electrician

    No matter how many years of experience you have in the Electrical Industry, operating safely is key. Sometimes people think they know it all and are good enough to cut corners, but you should never do this! There are various risks associated with working with electricity. Such as electrical shocks/ burns and also explosions caused […]

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  4. Gas Safety Week is back this September!

    Gas Safety Week is back this September!

    At Able Skills training centre we take gas safety very seriously. We prepare our training Gas Engineers for Gas Safe Registration. Being on the register is a legal requirement here in the UK for anybody looking to work with gas appliances. The Gas Safe Register host an awareness week every year! This year the event […]

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  5. Why Should You Consider Home Study Learning?

    Why Should You Consider Home Study Learning?

    Over the last year, places of learning whether that be Universities or training providers like Able Skills have been exploring ways to provide students with an option for distance learning. For us, this has resulted in our Home Study Courses becoming very popular.  How Effective Is Home Study? People often find that distance learning is harder because all the […]

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  6. What is the average day in the life of an Electrician like?

    What is the average day in the life of an Electrician like?

    Thinking about a new career? Many people are searching for now opportunities in 2021 as the pandemic gave us all a chance to reflect on our employment. No matter what industry you are a part of there is plenty of vacancies out there for trained electricians. Here at Able Skills we can help you to […]

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  7. Not going to university this September? Consider a career as an Electrician!

    Not going to university this September? Consider a career as an Electrician!

    We are now approaching September. The start of the academic year for many university students around the country. If you are not heading off to university this year you may be looking for employment right now or still unsure what path to take. If you have not already considered a trade skill like electrics, you […]

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  8. Is Now The Perfect Time To Become An Electrician?

    Is Now The Perfect Time To Become An Electrician?

    In the last year and a half as the world has adapted to the Covid-19 Pandemic. For some this has been ideal as they have been able to spend time with family and focus on things that they did not have time to do. However, for others, it has been far from ideal. For some, […]

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  9. What Does The Future Hold For Gas Heating In Our Homes?

    What Does The Future Hold For Gas Heating In Our Homes?

    It is estimated that 85% of properties in the UK have gas central heating. And although there are so many benefits of using gas, for example using it to heat our homes and cook our food, there are also plenty of disadvantages to it as well that often get overlooked because there are no viable […]

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  10. Fast-track or comprehensive Gas Engineer courses?

    Fast-track or comprehensive Gas Engineer courses?

    Here at Able Skills we offer comprehensive Gas Engineer courses. In the past we have had students attend our centre that have previously taken so-called ‘fast-track courses’. They come to us because the training they received was inadequate and left them unconfident in their knowledge, practical ability and skills. What is the problem? Over the […]

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  11. How To Make The Most Of The Free Marketing Tools Available As An Electrician!

    How To Make The Most Of The Free Marketing Tools Available As An Electrician!

    A large portion of the students that we welcome onto our Electrical Training Courses are undertaking their City & Guilds Qualifications with us because one day they hope to operate as a self-employed Electrician out in the industry. However, once you reach the status of a fully qualified Electrician how do you find customers? A lot of […]

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  12. Electrician's wages are on the rise and here's why!

    Electrician's wages are on the rise and here's why!

    Electricians have always been one of the highest earning tradespeople. However, there overall earnings have increased since the start of this year. Why? Well, there are a lot of different factors at play and today we will take a look at what’s going on and how you can benefit from these industry changes as a […]

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