To support those following the InstallerFESTIVAL, Triton has a range of videos providing useful pointers from their expert training team you may also spot a couple of fun spoof videos in there as well.
Tune into Installer’s social media channels at 10am on Friday 25 September to watch these helpful videos from Triton Showers.
Plus, we’ll be hosting an exclusive giveaway where five people will win top Triton products.
Trying to remain aware of the constant changes in the market can leave you feeling like you’re always playing catch up, but learning and development plays a vital role in staying on top of best practice. With regular updates to legislation and products to stay up-to-date with, there is always something new to get your head around – whether you consider yourself a rookie or a seasoned installer.
With this in mind, Triton asked a number of installers, what piece of advice would you give your younger self, and what wisdom would you pass on to those just starting out in their career?
Here’s what they said:
- Installer training:
Dive into as many free manufacturer courses as possible. Attending these sessions provides both trainees and practiced professionals with a broader range of skills, as workshops are taught by experts. It’s also a great way to gain insight from others by sharing hints and tips with other installers. In the current climate, these classes have now gone digital, which has made them even easier to access with no travel required making planning around jobs even easier.
- Getting your hands dirty:
Get out there and work in the field. Throughout lockdown, this would have challenging, and you may have been limited to essential projects only to protect yourself and your customers. However, as social distancing rules become more relaxed, gaining experience and improving understanding of all aspects of an installation (no matter how minor the job might seem) is especially important if it’s just you carrying out the task.
- Reputation and first impressions:
Once things are back to normal whatever that is, it’s worth remembering that working on site is all about building your reputation. You are your professional brand, so dress well, be tidy and keep the customer informed of what you’re doing at each and every stage. Similar to going on a date with someone you’ve never met before, first impressions count.
- Grab those opportunities:
Make the most of any that come your way, accept invitations to online programmes and participate in longer-term digital courses to build knowledge. Don’t be afraid of challenging yourself, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you can achieve when you do.
If you are interested in doing some online learning in between binging on the latest Netflix super hero series, drop in and discover the Triton ‘how to’ videos, tackling common installation questions the technical team receive.