Over the last few years we have seen lots of London Black Cab drivers turning to the construction industry as they look for a new career. It started with a few deciding to train and it has excelled since as the word has gotten around. We are now regularly seeing black cab drivers training here at Able Skills.

From Bricklaying and Tiling courses to Plumbing and Gas courses, we have had cab drivers training among all the trades. Some are looking for a complete career change and some are just looking for skills to get extra work.

Case Study: Brian

Most recently we have had Brian here on our NVQ Level 2 Tiling Course. After years of working as a Black Cab driver, Brian decided it was time to make a change after troubles in the industry. He put a lot of thought in what he wanted to do and after speaking to a friend he decided to come speak to us at Able Skills. He liked what he saw at our centre and chose to come back on a tiling course.

A few months down the line, Brian has now completed his eight-week course and his site assessments to achieve his NVQ in tiling. After a successful training course with Max and Terry in our tiling centre, Brian was ready to go out and start working. He is now full of work on-site and some private work. Alongside his tiling work, Brian sometimes finds time to go out in his black cab at the weekends.

We were glad to have Brian on our tiling course, he was a fantastic student and it is great to see him doing so well in the industry.

London Black Cab Driver

Black Cab Driver, Brian becomes a Tiler.

Our tiling courses have proven to be extremely popular not just among London black cab drivers but everyone else in the last year. We have been fully booked for months in advance. From short courses and long courses, we have lots of students learning some skills in tiling.

All our courses on offer here at Able Skills have meant black cab drivers are able to get themselves out there in a new career. With accommodation available at just £20 a night we have students from all over training with us.

From the training to NVQ assessments we offer it all here at Able Skills. If you are a black cab driver with former experience in a construction trade we have an experienced worker route for you to gain an NVQ. All you need to do is supply us with five years evidence of you working in that trade.

If you are interested in training here in Dartford to come away from a career as a London Black Cab driver, contact us today on 01322 280 202 for more information.