Diversify your skills in 2016!
They say the secret to success is never stop learning! It’s always a good idea to continuously learn new skills, build on your knowledge and expanding your horizons. Not only will you always be more marketable in a competitive working environment, you’re guaranteed job satisfaction if you keep things varied.
Are you a plumber who more often than not needs electrical qualifications to finish off a job? Or perhaps you’re a kitchen fitter who needs that final sign off from a Gas Safe Registered engineer? How handy would it be if you could complete the whole job yourself?
Spark new skills
For those looking to carry out basic electrical installations in a domestic environment, why not try our New Entrant Domestic Electrical Installer Course, which will equip you with knowledge of Part P, 17th Edition, initial verification and testing and certification of electrical installation, allowing you to join a competent persons’ scheme, such as NAPIT.
If you don’t want to go ‘the whole hog’ perhaps you could vary your workload by training in PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing), a in-demand skills that assess whether an electrical appliance is safe to use or not. It’s skill whereby you don’t necessarily be a qualified electrician, and could prove handy!
Our Domestic Gas Heating Installer (DGHI) – Experienced Trades is a great match for plumbers or kitchen fitters looking to finish off jobs themselves without relying on another trade.
Or if, as a domestic Gas Safe Registered engineer, you’re already qualified, perhaps you could look to branch out into the commercial marketplace? Commercial catering, for example, is a huge sector given the sheer volume of restaurants, mobile food vans and fast-food outlets spread across the UK. We offer a Catering Changeover Gas Safety Package which could see your career cooking on gas!
Or perhaps commercial heating is more your thing – bigger jobs and bigger margins! For candidates who have only ever operated in the domestic sector, the ‘Domestic to Commercial Gas Safety Upskill’ package will provide the additional knowledge required to make the commercial grade – this is aimed at operatives who already hold the Core Domestic Gas Safety (CCN1) qualification.
Broaden your skills set and you could see your business fly next year; not only will you be flexible in your service offering but the variation of work could see you happier in the workplace!