Research shows that there is plenty of work for traders!


Although there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment, surrounding people's employment, the end of the furlough scheme and generally the ongoing pandemic which is having its effect on all of us in one way or another. However, in light of this it seems that the trades industry is doing extremely well at the moment, with many professionals claiming that they have seen their client demand reach their highest levels ever, post-COVID! It seems that no matter what's going on in the world people still need the services of tradespeople from carpentry to electrics and everything in between.


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Research shows that there is plenty of work for traders!


This increase is demand doesn't seem to be just one trade, all across the board, tradespeople are seeing an increase in work. In July, for example, 46% of tradespeople saw their workload increase, and new data suggests that 15% of tradespeople are the busiest they have ever been. A lot of business are in catch-up mode at the moment and so are construction firms but those who are self-employed are enjoying the work that is being fuelled by an increase sale of houses and generally people looking to improve their homes as they spend more and more time at home these days.


Want to learn new skills?


Here at Able Skills we host a huge range of courses! Whether you are interested in any trade from decorating to electrics we have training options for you! Within each trade we have a whole range of courses starting with introductory courses for each trade, qualifications and more advanced courses for each. So, if you want to learn a trade from start to finish, from introduction to NVQ our centre is the best choice. We are keeping safe and have implemented many changes to the way we operate to ensure that we can continue to provide training and a space that is both safe and reliable for our students and staff. Check out our full list of trades below...




Additional Information:


To learn more about our range of training courses or to book a course with us call on 0808 100 3245 - On the phone we can discuss what you are looking to achieve and inform you of the right courses, provide advice, answer questions and secure your place on one of our training courses. - You are also completely welcome to come and talk to us in person, no need for an appointment or even to call ahead, you can simply walk-in during opening hours. We are open 7-days a week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30! 


If you live a considerable distance from our centre here in Dartford, Kent - You should know that we have accomodation available exclusively to our students. Our accommodation is located just a short walking distance from us and can be booked for the reasonable price of just £20 per night! - If you are interested make sure to contact well ahead of your courses' starting date as spaces are limited!



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