“Electricians are earning £156,000 a year amid a shortage of skilled workers and a rise in demand for new homes”

MailOnline 12th September 2017

What an excellent article in the Daily Mail today outlining not only the rise in construction work being undertaken in the UK at present but also the rise in earnings within these trades. The article reports:

‘Electricians are earning as much as £3,000 a week as they cash in on a chronic shortage of skilled workers across the country.

That amounts to £156,000 a year – around six times the average wage and more than the £150,000 earned by the Prime Minister.

Plumbers and bricklayers are also benefiting, with wages rising by as much as 10 per cent in the past 12 months. 

Plumbers can earn as much as £2,000 a week, while brickies can bring home £1,125 – more than £50,000 a year.

The pay bonanza, revealed by recruitment firm Manpower, comes amid increasing demand for new homes across the country at a time when skilled workers are in short supply.’

 The Mail has reported that landlords and councils are looking to ‘carry out crucial repairs in the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno.

'Urgent testing and repair is being carried out up and down the country on much of Britain's public housing stock,'

'The state of housing in the country is under the microscope like never before and the need for both building and remedial work have caused demand in the construction industry to shoot up.'

For those qualified within these construction trades it means that there can be no shortage of work available and this is something that will be ongoing for years to come. The article reports that this is ‘boom time for Britain's builders’

Able Skills has been providing training within the mentioned construction and building services engineering sectors since 2002 and we have produced an abundance of skilled workers who no doubt are finding themselves run off their feet with work since qualifying.

If you have considered changing careers and you are looking to gain access to the construction industry or if you already work within the industry but have not qualified, Able Skills really could be the place to help you on the ladder and give you access to this very busy and lucrative industry.

If you would like to know more about how you can access the construction industry, please email info@ableskills.co.uk or call us on 01322 280 202. Alternatively, we are open 7 days every week for visitors: 08.30 – 16.30 – no appointment required.

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