If you’re not so keen on school or college and you’ve always been more practical-minded, a trade job can lead to a good wage and great prospects.
For a start, some of the best apprenticeships and training programmes are in this industry, so you can learn as you earn. And people are ALWAYS going to need decent tradesmen and women in their lives…
So, what trade job can I do?
Depending on your interests, qualifications, experiences and skills there is a huge selection of jobs to choose from.
We take a look at some trade job descriptions…
What if we told you there's a sector with an estimated employee shortage of 30,000 and it's also recession-proof and ALWAYS in demand? Well we ain’t lying… we're talking about plumbing.
Plumber job description
Electricity is something we all take for granted in our daily lives... until it stops working, and then it's a rush-around to find an electrician before the next episode of Eastenders starts.
With around 20,000 electrical contracting companies in the UK employing around 365,000 people and supporting 8,000 apprentices, you'd think there would be no more room left for anyone else, but you'd be wrong. There's a huge deficit of qualified electricians in the UK, so there's never been a better time to consider it as a career.
Electrician job description
No longer the stereotype of whistling men on scaffolding wearing ill-fitting jeans; the life of a builder is fast-paced, challenging, and sometimes even dangerous… Interested?
Builder job description
The demand for good quality gardeners with green fingers and great ideas is on the increase. So, if the thought of spending more than a few hours within the confines of an office makes you want to run for the hills, read our lowdown on how to carve out a career in horticulture.
Gardener job description
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