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 been continuing to help aspiring traders and experienced workers learn and develop new skills through electrician courses and the many other training options that we teach, with social distancing measures in place. We hope that next year brings us all back to normality in more ways than one. Today, however, let's look ahead at what is changing, what is new and what's next for the electrical industry not just in terms of remaining safe but what does the future hold for electricians, what does new technical advances bring to the table and what you can do to prepare for 2021! 

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What is happening in the Electrical industry in 2021?

Green Energy:

Recently, we talked about how the Gas industry is gearing up to become more environmentally friendly in an effort to work towards the governments goal to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. However, this week marks the launch of a first-of-its-kind system that enables more renewable energy to connect to the electricity system! The goal is simple, implement clean energy sources like solar panels and wind farms into the existing electrical grid. However, the South Coast of England has one of the most diverse networks in Europe including significant amounts of renewable energy generation, a nuclear power station and interconnecting cables to Europe - This makes managing electricity flows a complex challenge for transmission and distribution companies. Change is great and it's encouraging to see new like this within the electrical industry

New Skills:

With new technology and the benefit of governments schemes such as the Green Homes Grant there has been an increase in the use of SMART meters and systems, the energy management of appliances and the use of renewable energy will change the design of future buildings, and what is required from the electrical contractor. There will be a need for more training in this area which training providers like us here at Able Skills will be offering. Upgrading existing buildings will see the need for new skills relating to the installation of new technology such as solar panels, heat pumps and district heating systems. But there will also be the need to change existing systems to lower energy consumption and cost of operation. We offer a complete range of Electrician courses and will be preparing for the future with courses like our upcoming Electric Car charging point installers course and much more!

Higher Demand:

Not to say that the demand for electrical contractors wasn't already prevalent. However, the amount of work out there is already out-weighing the amount of qualified professionals. The new year will only bring increased demand for talented electricians, with the increased use of electrical vehicles like cars and bikes, and many other changes in the way people interact with technology, infrastructure will need to catch up not to mention the catchup work for projects that have been delayed during the pandemic. There is already a skills gap in the industry, simply, there are not enough young people interested in the trade. Here at our centre we are doing our part to help aspiring traders learn and develop the skills and knowledge they need. The government has also put together a scheme to help fund training for those in need of new opportunities. In the meantime, electricians will continue to see inflated pay due to the demand in 2021!

Customer Focused:

Yes, the vaccine is here, however, it does not mean that we will not still be dealing with social distancing measures and trying to keep safe both in our daily lives and in the workplace. In the coming year, electricians will need to think about how they are conducting work, is there safer ways to go about a job, what do the customers want from an electrical constructor and so on. Even the simple things should be done to ensure everyone's safety, whilst may seem awkward to discuss over the phone, contractors must make sure to check that no one in the household has any COVID-19 symptoms or is in self isolation. Contractors should make sure they are able to thoroughly communicate their plans on working safely to the homeowners and generally are doing their part.

Interested in training?

If you are interested in learning the trade or you are a working electrician looking to add new skills and qualification to your resume then Able Skills is the right place. We have been teaching for almost 20-years! We have a great reputation for the high quality of training available here at our centre. Whatever course you decide to take with us you can be assured that you will be taught by expert instructors who have many years of experience both teaching and working out in the industry themselves - They understand what a new entrant to the industry needs in terms of theory and hands-on practical skills. We offer courses of all skill levels right from the very basics to advanced aspects of the trade. Our City & Guilds Level 2 qualification is the perfect starting point for anybody looking to kick-start a new, successful career in the trade!

Contact Information:

For more information on our range of Electrician courses or any other training that we offer, you can contact us directly on 01322 280 202 - Over the phone we can answer any questions that you have about what we do, how courses work and generally provide advice on the best route to take that suits your personal career goals. If you would prefer to speak with a member of staff in person, you are completely welcome to walk into our office during opening hours we are open 7-days-a-week between 8:30 - 16:30! We will be closed for Christmas from the 18th of December before returning in the new year on January 4th! 

If you live a considerable distance from our training centre then you may have thought about accommodation in the local area. You should know that we actually offer accommodation exclusively to our students for the reasonable price of just £20 per night! Our accommodation properties are all within a short walking distance and have easy access to local amenities. The properties will provide you with your own fully furnished room with washing facilities and TV. There are several bathrooms/WCs as well as fully fitted kitchens and a dining areas to eat and/or meet your fellow students. - If you are interested make sure to contact us ahead of your courses' starting date as spaces are limited!


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