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Plumbing Year End Work Booster Good News For Training!

News of the UK inching out of recession is swiftly followed by survey data showing that builders and electricians were the busiest of the trades in the last few weeks of 2009, with plumbers getting an additional boost due to the heating season and severe weather.December saw tradesmen ending the year on a high, working right up to Christmas Eve to finish jobs as activity levels outstripped expectation.The start of 2010 was significantly too with 48% of tradesmen saying they were busier than expected over the last few weeks- and much more confident about the economy than they were 12 months ago.Tradesmen are reporting that homeowners seem to be more willing to spend as we approach the traditional home improvement season and are frequently 'calling someone in' to assist on bigger projects.The general industry feeling is that the skilled trades are gearing up for a much better year in 2010, with confidence levels up significantly in both the general economy and opportunities for work, and also reflects the buoyancy of the final quarter in 2009.For those individuals who have been thinking of seeking a new career path by training to become a plumber or an experienced trades persons who want to add to their knowledge base by learning a new skillset and extend their service provision, the news should be taken as a green light for making that decisive move.There are still shortages in skilled trade occupations such as plumbing and as the economy slowly recovers, a qualified plumbing student with a comprehensive training will be better placed than most to gain fulltime employment in both the domestic and commercial sectors.To enter the industry as a fully trained and qualified plumber, the first step on the ladder is obtain the City & Guilds Technical Certificate in Plumbing Studies (6129) - Level 2, which provides the foundation knowledge and practical skills to enable you to progress onto further NVQ Level 3 training.As the news reports show, now is obviously the right moment to enquire and that first telephone call is all it takes! Why put off any longer that key decision that could put you back on track!