The construction industry is a huge market. In fact, construction output in the UK is more than £110 billion a year and contributes 7% of the countries GDP. Like many industries the trades have been affected by the pandemic. However, one big sign of recovery is companies beginning to hire new staff once again. In fact, many self-employed tradespeople are seeing more demand than ever before!

Is this good news?

This is really great news for the industry as it shows that construction businesses are optimistic for the future and confident enough financially to take on new employees. The new data comes from ONS the Office for National Statistics.

This does not just mean opportunities for those looking to work for constriction companies. The amount of people working on a self-employed basis is also on the rise! One issue is that there is a skills gap, simply there are not enough skilled people out there to take up these positions...

Here at Able Skills we are constant doing our part, training new recruits. Helping our students to learn new skills and gain the qualifications they need to enter the industry with confident. And you should join them! With huge rises in earnings there has never been a better time to start a career in construction.

Is there opportunities for new tradespeople?

Definitely! In fact the industry needs you. Did you know that the constriction industry accounts for 10% of total UK employment? Constriction is a very diverse industry that includes a lot of different roles and types of employment. For those looking to gain new skills and qualifications this year will have no trouble finding employment after training with us.

As you can see in the videos above, here at Able Skills we provide hands-on training. We can prepare you from start to finish. From novice to industry-ready. At our centre we offer Electrician Courses, Plumbing Courses, Gas Engineer Courses, Carpentry Courses, Bricklaying Courses, Tiling Courses, Decorating Courses and Plastering Courses.

If you would like some more information about our range Construction training courses contact us over the phone on 01322 280 202. We are happy to answer any questions that you have. You can also book courses online, click any of the links throughout this article for more insight. We offer weekday training and weekend options!

In need of a construction NVQ?

An NVQ or National Vocational Qualification is a test of competency in the world of construction and acts as a seal of approval. NVQs are ‘Declarations of Competence’ and as such, cannot be achieved in a simulated environment like a training centre. Instead they are conducted on-site. We have Able Skills assessors in place to visit your place of work on two occasions to carry out the assessment!

CSCS cards can be achieved through completing an NVQ assessment. They provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site.

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Start a new career today here at Able Skills! We offer comprehensive training that results in City & Guilds qualifications! Feel free to call us on 01322 280 202 our office is open 7-days-a-week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30! We offer comprehensive training courses and all the relevant assessments you need to become a professional tradesperson!