Construction on this £100m scheme set to start next year!


More and more projects around the UK are coming to fruition. The UK is developing, expanding and growing, and it needs skilled workers! There is a large increase in the amount of proposed construction work and has been for the last few years. As the rate of building work increases the volume of workers in the industry has stayed relatively the same...this has to change! 

Said to be the UK’s tallest observation wheel is set to begin early next year after the scheme on Newcastle quayside was given planning by the city council. At 140m, the wheel will be 5m taller than the London Eye on the capital’s South Bank. The company behind the project said that "It would attract 698,000 visitors a year and create up to 800 jobs."


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World Wheel Company's Project Concept


This is obviously hugely beneficial to the local community, the number of visitors would mean an overall shift in the value of the local area and the number of jobs that it would create pre-and post-construction is amazing!

The problem for the UK is that with the impending changes of Brexit looming and the already wide skills gap, there is a huge demand for construction workers in every trade...If you have ever thought about changing careers, doing some work on the side or even starting one then you should really take a moment to think about the possibilities in this sector. The average wage has increased dramatically over the last couple of years due to the demand for workers and it seems a no brainer to take advantage of the situation get qualified and start earning! 


Want to get some construction training?


Here at Able Skills, we have all the types of construction training you could possibly need, from plastering to tiling we have got you covered!

Our range of trades is very versatile, we have many diffrent course types within each trade. Meaning each course has been specially designed for a particular reason. For example, if you have no experience whatsoever then you should consider taking one of our introductory courses, such as our Introduction to Bricklaying!

Need more?


Able skills is a City & Guilds accredited training centre, we offer top quality teaching as all of our instructors have years of experience out in their respective fields.

For more information on construction training, please click the link throughout this article that mentions the trade you are interested in. If you would prefer to talk to a member of staff you can call - 0808 100 3245

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to us in person then feel free to come into our office in Dartford any day of the week; Monday - Sunday anytime between 8:30 - 4:30!