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Case Study: Gareth

Thinking of a career change? With many uncertainties currently surrounding job security, the prospect of entering a new job sector has become more likely for some than others. A career change can be nerve-wracking and incredibly daunting, but learning a new skill can give you great opportunities to succeed. Whilst many industries are facing skills […]

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How to approach a career change post COVID-19?

In these unprecedented times, it’s clear that the coronavirus crisis has had a massive impact on the workplace. In fact, it’s impossible to think of an industry that hasn’t been affected by it. From the 3rd September 2020, it has been reported that 9,602,000 people are still on furlough, whilst 192,006 have been made redundant across the […]

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The physical demands of being a tradesperson

In 2019, more than 79,000 construction workers suffered from work related ill health (either new or long standing conditions). 54,000 workers every year experience a non-fatal injury, including trips and falls on the same level, injuries due to lifting and carrying, falls from heights and also by being struck by a moving object. Many of […]

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12 ways to be more eco friendly

It’s a common misconception that living a green, sustainable life can only be successful if your home is installed with solar panels, wind turbines and a large compost in the garden whilst driving an eco-car and only using food specifically grown by yourself. While it would be great if we could all make these efficient […]

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Advice for tradespeople working safely in other people’s homes during COVID-19

As we approach a new normal way of working, for those who are working in customers’ homes, it’s important that you utilise different safety measures and precautions to limit contact and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. You can find the current Government guidance on working in other peoples homes safely here. Some of […]

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COVID-19 Update

We are currently following government guidance to protect our customers and staff within our training centre, click the link below to read more about the steps we are taking. 

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