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Trade Skills 4U launches FREE ‘How to become an Electrician’ seminars & taster sessions

Electrical training provider Trade Skills 4U has announced that they will be offering FREE to attend seminars throughout February outlining ‘How to become an Electrician’. The events will be held at their national training centres in Crawley.

Have you considered becoming an electrician but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for a new challenge or change of career? Has redundancy or a change in circumstances forced you to re-skill? If so, this is a great way to spend an hour of your time and find out how you could start a new career!

TS4U’s latest Salary Survey highlighted that on average, electricians in the UK earn £33,176 per year – Significantly more than any other skilled tradesperson in the building industry. With this in mind, many people considering a change of career, upskilling their existing trade or simply a new challenge could vastly benefit from the information and knowledge offered to navigate the minefield of electrical training.

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills, funded by the Department for Education recently brought together existing sources of high-quality labour market information to help inform people’s choices about their careers. They project an additional 53,600 Electricians will be needed in the period up to 2024 thanks to an aging workforce with 24.6% of UK electricians due to retire in the next 5 years. TS4U themselves also covered this topic in their recent article about the impending Electrician skills shortage in the UK.

These FREE events will cover common questions such as:

– Why train as an electrician?

– The key ways to qualify as an electrician

– The fundamental differences between each route

– The likely timescales and costs to qualify

– Course options and ways to pay

– Q&A with a qualified Electrician

In particular, the seminars will concentrate on the real-world differences between:

– A privately funded Diploma and NVQ

– An apprenticeship

– Becoming a Domestic Installer

Following these seminars, Trade Skills 4U will be offering FREE places on 1-Day taster sessions for those seriously considering if training as an electrician is right for them. These taster days will let potential students experience the first day of a training course and make an informed decision whether or not to continue with their training either immediately, or at a later date.

Seminars will take place on 5, 12, 19 and 26 February, with places on the taster days available throughout February and March. For more information, visit

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