UK Construction Industry

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  1. The current state of the construction industry

    The current state of the construction industry

    Find out what 2024 has in store for the construction industry including key trends, in-demand trades and the sectors driving output.

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  2. Are more women entering the plumbing industry?

    Are more women entering the plumbing industry?

    Learn more about the number of women currently working in the plumbing industry, and the obstacles preventing that potentially stand in the way of this being higher.

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  3. The latest predictions for trade earnings and growth

    The latest predictions for trade earnings and growth

    Discover the latest earnings figures in the construction industry, and what the next year holds for the trades.

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  4. Construction activity is at it's highest rate in seven years!

    Construction activity is at it's highest rate in seven years!

    Now that we are getting back to normality slowly but surely, there has been a huge spike in construction activity across the country. Last month the PMI or Purchasing Managers Index was around 61.7 and level above 50 means that levels are increasing. This is great news. If there wasn’t plenty of work out there […]

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  5. The Green Homes Grant comes to an early end!

    The Green Homes Grant comes to an early end!

    The Green Homes Grant was supposed to last until 2022, seeing homeowners around the country benefit from environmentally friendly home improvements. However the scheme has been scrapped. This news comes as the Government announces that the scheme wasn’t living up to it’s intention and instead they are now focusing on funding specific green upgrades. The […]

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  6. How do I become self-employed as an Electrician in the UK?

    How do I become self-employed as an Electrician in the UK?

    Here at our training centre we have provided Electrician training courses for almost 20-years! Giving people the knowledge and ability they need to set out towards a new career. We offer a complete range of courses from the basics to some of the most advanced qualifications an electrician can achieve, however, what happens after they […]

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  7. What is happening in the Electrical industry in 2021?

    What is happening in the Electrical industry in 2021?

    What is happening in the Electrical industry in 2021? This year took an unexpected turn not just in the electrical industry but for everyone across the world. The industry, although not hit nearly as hard as many others, is now bouncing back as we approach the end of 2020! Here at Able Skills we have […]

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  8. Home-Study courses done the right way!

    Home-Study courses done the right way!

    Home-Study courses done the right way!   Firstly, we would like to say that we are a City & Guilds Approved centre, meaning we are authorised to deliver and assess City & Guilds qualifications. There has been some news recently of a training centre in Luton promising industry-recgonised qualifications through their so called Home-Study courses, […]

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  9. Should Plumbers require a license to work?

    Should Plumbers require a license to work?

    Should Plumbers require a license to work? In the world of Gas Engineers, you need to be registered with the Gas Safe Register and have in your possession a Gas Safe ID that proves your legitimacy and allows you to work the trade legally. However, when it comes to Plumbing there is no legal requirement […]

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  10. Bricklaying courses in action at Able Skills!

    Bricklaying courses in action at Able Skills!

    Bricklaying courses in action at Able Skills!   Thinking about learning new skills and starting a new career? A change of direction is what a lot of people are thinking about these days with so much uncertainty surrounding employment. The pandemic has had its effect on many industries, however, the construction industry is not an […]

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  11. Trade industry set to be one of the least affected by coronavirus!

    Trade industry set to be one of the least affected by coronavirus!

    Trade industry set to be one of the least affected by coronavirus! The trade industry as a whole is set to be among the least affected industry or type of profession by a reduction in consumer spending over the next 12-months as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Research suggests that 86% of Brits plan […]

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  12. The Future of Construction

    The Future of Construction

    The construction industry is forever changing, new technology means drones are becoming a vital accessory. The presence of drones in construction means significant changes within the industry. Drones have already begun changing the way the construction industry operates, and those changes will have continued and lasting effects. Let’s take a look at some of the major ways that the […]

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