We're excited to launch this blog as a resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the construction trades here in the UK. Whether you're just starting to consider the many options within the construction industry or you're a seasoned pro looking to brush up on the latest techniques and regulations, we hope you'll find something helpful here.
Our goal with this blog is to provide insider tips, expert advice, training recommendations, career guidance, safety information, industry news, inspiring stories from the field, and much more. As an academy focused specifically on construction trade courses, we have deep insight into exactly what it takes to launch and sustain a successful, meaningful, and rewarding career as a tradesperson.
In the coming months, we'll be posting articles, videos, interviews and more covering topics such as:
- Choosing which trade is the best fit for your goals and interests
- Apprenticeship and sponsored trade programs - how they work and how to apply
- Skill-building tutorials for bricklaying, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and more
- Job site safety best practices
- Sustainability trends in the trades
- Innovations in materials, tools, and technology
- Spotlights on women, minorities, and veterans entering the trades
- Advice for transitioning from military service to the construction industry
- Tips for advancing into management/leadership roles
- Guidance for starting your own contracting business
Whether you're a prospective new tradesperson looking to begin your career or a seasoned contractor seeking fresh insight, follow along for the latest news and training advice from construction pros. We're always open to topic suggestions too, so be sure to let us know what information would be helpful to you by reaching out anytime. Thanks for reading!