For many of us, a new year presents the perfect opportunity for a clean slate and a fresh start.

If finding a new job or learning a new skill falls into your New Year’s resolutions, then 2024 could be the perfect time to begin your training towards a career in the construction industry, or simply to learn a valuable new skill.  

Why choose construction? 

A combination of ongoing demand for talent and good earning potential make the construction sector an attractive prospect for anyone searching for a career with healthy long-term opportunities. 

Skills shortages continue to be one of the industry’s leading issues, meaning those who do hold the relevant and sought-after qualifications can often be in a strong position when it comes to both job searches and progression opportunities.

In fact, According to the UK Trade Skills Index 2023, the construction and trades industry is expected to need 937,000 recruits over the next decade.

In addition, few industries provide as much variation in the types of jobs available as construction. Whether you’re searching for a hands-on career like bricklaying or electrical or something more office-based like sales or admin, there is a diverse roster of roles available that fall under the construction umbrella. 

Trade skills for personal use

Wanting to pursue a career in construction isn’t the only reason to learn some basic trade skills. Perhaps you’re hoping to carry out some home improvements in the new year, or you’re thinking of moving home — possessing skills like tiling, painting & decorating or plumbing can be a great way to save both money and time when it comes to personal DIY projects.  

Why Able Skills?

Since we opened our doors way back in 2002, Able Skills has built a strong reputation as one of the country’s leading suppliers of high-quality construction training. Whether you’re seeking advanced electrical qualifications or just want to pick up some valuable DIY skills, we’re always committed to delivering the best possible training experience for anyone who trusts us with their learning. 

We offer training across all major trades. As a City & Guilds approved centre all of our courses meet the highest industry standards, while all training is delivered by time-served instructors who boast a wealth of experience in the subjects they teach. 

To ensure the construction industry is as accessible to as many people as possible, many of our courses can be completed on a part-time or home-study basis. As well as this, we offer flexible payment plans so anyone can spread the cost of training over more affordable instalments. 

Don’t just take our word for it though, you can read about the genuine experiences of those who have completed their training with us over on Trustpilot.  

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some previous experience in the industry, Able Skills offers a range of trade courses suited to all levels. You can find information about all of our courses online here, and you’re more than welcome to visit us in the training centre anytime we’re open for a look around and a chat.