There has long been a lot of debate as to whether the best path to take with one’s vocational education is studying for a university degree, or instead learning a skilled trade.
Sometimes, it’s the academic route that has been the most fashionable. But times change, and today, it seems that many people are again appreciating the advantages of gaining a qualification in tiling, plumbing, plastering or another skilled trade.
Nor should that surprise anyone! After all, when you learn a trade in the UK with an approved training specialist like YTA, you can look forward to the following benefits.
It’s affordable to get qualified
With university degree study now typically costing more than £9,000 each year in the UK, amid all of the associated burdens of student loans and the uncertainty of the job market after graduation, it’s hardly a shock that so many people are now considering learning a trade as an alternative route. Not only can you expect much lower fees, but you’re also able to pay for it by working as you learn.
You’ll be in demand
Such is the continued skills shortage that we are seeing across the country, that many construction projects are even being put on hold or cancelled due to an inability to find the right people to take on this work. Learning a trade therefore enables you to do your bit to power forward the country’s economic recovery, and lessen contractors’ dependence on expensive overseas workers.
The freedom of being your own boss
You could work for someone else – and therefore worry about all of the job insecurity that comes with it – or you could learn a skilled trade and enjoy all of the independence associated with working for yourself. That means the freedom to work all seven days a week if you wish, or to take holidays at relatively short notice – the choice really is yours.
The pay can be great
It’s far from unheard-of for plumbers to earn wages in excess of £35,000 a year, particularly in London. The money that you can expect to make does depend on a wealth of factors, such as the level of demand for your skills in your local area, as well as your experience level and how much you’re prepared to work. Nonetheless, the often-talked-about healthy remuneration that comes with learning a trade is not a mere myth.
Almost unrivalled job satisfaction
Possibly the best reason to learn a trade in the UK with a reputable training provider such as YTA is the remarkable job satisfaction that such a career can bring you. Whether you become a plasterer, carpenter, bricklayer or enter all manner of other professions with our help, you’ll be doing something that not everyone can do, while solving their problems, improving their safety and making their lives easier. What could be more satisfying than that?
Nor could it be any more straightforward to start your journey to a new and rewarding career with us. Simply call 01274 682 199 or 07400 922 788 today for an in-depth discussion of your training needs.