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Electrician apprenticeships spark success for business!

Earlier this year we have looked at why you should consider taking on an apprentice. Time to shine a light on how one of our Checkatrade members is supercharging their team with fresh new talent! As a family-run SME that has been operating for many years now, investing in, and nurturing new talent has been...

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tv aerial installer

Electrician

Becoming a TV aerial installer

It’s never been as popular for tradespeople to add extra qualifications to their existing skillset. Doing so is helping those in the trade to take on additional jobs and make more money. Increasingly, tradespeople are finding value in discovering more about tv aerial installer skills. In this blog, we explain more about becoming an aerial...

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Top training courses for tradespeople looking to get ahead

One of the best ways to grow your business is by diversifying the skillset of you and your employees, allowing you to take on more jobs and increase revenue. In this blog, we have a look at some of the best training courses available for heating installers, locksmiths, mechanics and more… 1. Renewables training for...

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Electrician

Adding a spark with training

Have you ever considered training in another skill to complement your plumbing and heating work? Our latest blog looks at why taking an electrical qualification, is something worth considering. Would an electrical qualification benefit me? Many installers will work on a central heating, bathroom or kitchen project, where electrics are involved, whether that’s ventilation, an...

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WallPod EV Installation

Electrician

Demand for electric car charger points increase year on year!

Now is a great time to get qualified in this high growth industry to become a specialist and Certified EV Charging Point Installer. In a bid to tackle air pollution the government announced plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars in the UK from 2040. However, the Committee on Climate Change is expected...

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