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Topic: Career Development

Cost of gas safety certificate

Gas EngineerHeating EngineerPlumber

Maximising the benefits of Gas Safe Registration

When it comes to the installation, repair and maintenance of gas appliances and pipework, it’s crucial that the work is completed by a skilled, experienced and approved engineer. It has been reported that more than one million homes in the UK are put at risk each year by illegal gas fitters carrying out unsafe work....

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how to cut kitchen worktop

Kitchen Fitter

Top tips when cutting a kitchen worktop

Have you recently entered the worktop fitting trade? Are you wondering what the best way to cut a kitchen worktop is? Here at Checkatrade, we have spoken to some of the experts in the industry to put together our top tips and advice for those entering the industry. Stone worktop cutting Stone worktops have become...

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tv aerial installer


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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acoustic insulator

Painter & DecoratorTrade News

Soundproofing a room can be profitable work

Dealing with noise problems is becoming a real money-maker for installers. It’s no surprise, as a third of Britons say that their lives are being affected by unwanted sounds coming from next door. Whether it’s a late-night party or just a loud TV, there are several reasons why installers might benefit from becoming more educated...

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spray paint training

ElectricianHeating EngineerLocksmith

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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Checkatrade professional 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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tree surgeon

Landscape GardenerTree Surgeon

Branching out: why tradespeople should consider tree surgeon training

Learning the skills required to become a tree surgeon can help tradespeople take on additional jobs, especially in the quieter months. In this blog, we detail the steps required to learn the skill and what’s needed to start working in the sector. Keep on climbing It doesn’t matter if you call them tree surgeons or...

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WallPod EV Installation


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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plumber apprentice


How to become a plumber

Are you interested in becoming a plumber? While a rewarding career, it is important to understand that plumbing calls for a dedication to lifelong learning. Here we address the different routes that you can take to becoming a professional plumber and how you can continue to develop your skills in the long term. To become...

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winning the job


You know you can do the job, but how do you WIN the job?

Checkatrade receives over 1.4 Million visits from customers looking for trades just like you, each and every month. For tradespeople, the biggest frustration doesn’t lie in the number of customers looking for trades, but rather how to successfully convert these customer leads into sales, particularly when you know you and your team can excel at...

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