The Number Of Skilled Trades People In The UK Is Growing

Despite uncertainties across the industries, most of the people are looking to go for skilled trade options.

Having a skilled trade can allocate you with a job for life. There are several reasons why people prefer the skilled job as a long-term profession for them.

It includes a chance to be your own boss and set your own working hours, on-going demand from customers, a rewarding job as well as career satisfaction.

But due to the current pandemic, the rate of unemployment in the UK is also increasing. Despite uncertainties across the industries, most of the people are looking to go for skilled trade options.

So lots of people are upskilling, retraining, and joining this industry for trade business helps.

Main Sectors Of Trade Industry

According to the national statistics standard occupational, there are four major sectors that are in demand for skilled trades industry, and these are:

  • Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades
  • Textiles, printing, and other skilled trades
  • Skilled agricultural and related trades
  • Skilled construction and building trades

The Effect of Coronavirus on the Trades Industry

As now people are spending more time indoors, preferences also change for how their homes look and what they offer. So running your own business as trade workers helps you to improve your homes in different ways.

Further, they also complete emergency repairs as well as maintenance on a daily basis, so are also considered as an essential worker by the government. So at present, there is a boom in demand for self-employed tradesperson.

Trades people are also pouring into the UK’s economic recovery from the current pandemic due to coronavirus. As a result, most of the people are joining the trades industry as their occupation.

As per a report by access training UK, there is around a 29% increase in the number of people who are registering for construction-led courses in 2020. And the numbers of people who are enrolling themselves for the professional plumbing course have also doubled as compared to the previous years.

Conclusion

Now is the time for you to take benefits and step into a new career as a skilled tradesperson. This is a good option is you are highly qualified, highly paid, as well as highly desirable.

Nationwide Search for Local Trades COVID Heroes Begins

UK manufacturer and retailer, ‘SGS engineering’ have launched the ‘local hero’ awards for the most selfless and helpful tradespeople such as plumbers, builders, electricians, gardeners, and mechanics, etc

Many tradespeople have gone above and beyond the limits to help the community during COVID- 19, the deadliest pandemic. 

UK manufacturer and retailer, ‘SGS engineering’ have launched the ‘local hero’ awards for the most selfless and helpful tradespeople such as plumbers, builders, electricians, gardeners, and mechanics, etc. In addition, these local trades COVID heroes offered their valuable help to those who were in need during the coronavirus crisis.

‘SGS engineering’ awarded a cash prize of £1000 and a Kielder Tool Kit worth £500 to the national winner, and cash prizes worth £250 to five regional winners. These winners provided their services to maintain critical infrastructure or for the safety, sanitation, and operations of residences or businesses. 

They served across both domestic and commercial environments keeping safety guidelines in mind. Moreover, they followed physical distancingface-covering, and self-isolation guidelines not only to prevent themselves but also to ensure the safety of their customers.

Ways a tradesman provided extra services

A study of 500 tradespeople revealed that many of them go beyond the people they were working for. Some of the ways a tradesman provided extra services are:

  • Changed a light bulb
  • Helped a customer understand how to use their mobile phone/computer
  • Taken an envelope to the post office
  • Assembled furniture
  • Made recommendations on the property’s security
  • Run an errand
  • Helped to fix a broken-down car
  • Have taken the customers to the hospital when they’ve had an accident.

General Manager of SGS Engineering, ‘Dave Gordon’told that he has heard a lot of stories about tradespeople who helped their communities. He felt incredibly proud to be part of such a committed and caring industry.

They wanted to recognize those tradespeople who really went out of their way to support people in need in their local areas. That’s why they decided to launch the local hero awards.

This award highly motivates the morale and confidence of local trades COVID heroes and others. They are giving their best to serve the customers in this epidemic throughout the UK. Now, the demand for skilled workers has increased in the country.