Peoples reasons for wanting to freshen up their careers are always unique. During the course of the pandemic and throughout the seemingly endless lockdowns that the UK has endured people have been trying to come up with ideas for a new career. Here at Able Skills, we would encourage anyone who is considering a career change to take a career as a Plumber into consideration. Given the “Skills Shortage” that the UK finds itself in there is a massive demand for qualified Plumbers, and you can capitalise on this just like Scott is!

Scott working hard for his City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Qualification.

What Course Are You Doing & Why Able Skills?

“I am studying towards my Home Study City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing Qualification. There are a number of reasons why I chose Able Skills. The centre has a reputation for getting students through to their Qualifications, in addition to this, I have friends who also studied here and were able to recommend it to me."

We have been providing training for nearly 20 years, and we take a huge amount of pride in being able to guide students successfully through their courses to their qualifications. If you are someone who is new to the Plumbing industry the Level 2 Course would be the perfect starting block for you. This 6-week course will allow you to take the first steps towards becoming a qualified Plumber.

How Did You Find Out About The Course?

“Two of my friends have Plumbing and Gas qualifications from Able Skills and spoke very highly of the experience. Dan was also very useful over the phone as he kept me updated about the course I showed interest in, but not in an annoying way.”

Here at Able Skills, we do not use a sales team. All of our enquiries come from potential students calling us and not the other way around. The reputation that we have built up over the years of providing training means that we are at the forefront of training and our courses are highly sort after.

Why Did You Want To Do This Course?

“For me, it was more about being in charge of my own time and career. Sometimes in my current role as a Crane Operator, I don’t finish work until 8/9 pm and with a young family, I feel like I am missing out. With a career as a Plumber, it is up to me how much I want to earn and work. I also have friends who work in the Plumbing Industry already and they sold it to me as a viable alternative.”

We regularly have students who come to us looking to take charge of their careers just like Scott. As Scott has mentioned above he has a young family, and by taking control of his career and becoming his own boss he will be able to spend more time with his family while also working a job that gives him more satisfaction than his current role does. In addition to this, speaking to somebody who is already working in the Plumbing industry is very useful. They will be able to tell you things like what they get up to daily and what you can expect once you are qualified.

What Is Your End Goal With This Training?

“To hopefully start my own business but my friend owns a big plumbing business in Tunbridge Wells and hopefully would allow me to form my own franchise of the business and use his reputation to establish myself.”

Being your own boss is a massive motivating factor for a lot of the students that come through our doors each day! For most this is because they are coming from an office background where the opportunities to make it into senior management are few and far between. However, once you enter the Plumbing industry the world really is your oyster.

What Advice Would You Give To Someone In A Similar Situation To You?

“Do a Home Study! There is no reason why you can’t achieve something if you put your mind to it. This path allows you to learn in your own time. It also helped that me and a colleague of mine were working our way through the theory work at the same time, we were able to bounce questions off each other.

Home Study is an amazing option that Able Skills are very proud to offer. This path would be ideal for those who are currently working a full-time role with one eye on changing careers. A Home Study Course allows you to complete all of the theory tasks at home in your own time, and when you are ready you can come and put all that theoretical knowledge into practice under the watchful eye of one of our highly skilled instructors.

Sign Up For Your Plumbing Course Today!

If you are interested in any of the Plumbing Courses that we offer here at Able Skills then please do not hesitate to visit us, our training centre is located in Dartford, just outside London. Once you are here one of the team will be able to take you around and show you the facilities that we have whilst answering any questions you may have about the courses that we run. However, if you cannot make it down to us in person then please do feel free to give us a call on 01322 280 202 and the team will be more than happy to assist you.

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