tradespeople

Survey reveals tradespeople are £35k better off than university graduates

Builders merchant, Selco, has surveyed* 542 manual skilled workers to find out if going to university or taking another career route versus going straight into trades is more beneficial financially, and if individuals progress more quickly.  They asked tradespeople all about what their career path affords them in terms of their lifestyle, personal finances and […]

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Tradespeople are three times more likely to smoke than office workers

Tradespeople are three times more likely to smoke than office workers, according to Public Health England (PHE). Experts are calling on plumbing and heating engineers to look at stopping smoking on World No Tobacco Day 2021 on 31 May. The data comes after a report from a former government health advisor found reversing trends in […]

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37% of tradespeople have found themselves in an unexpected, or funny situation while on a job

New research from Toolstation customers has found that 37% of tradespeople have found themselves in an unexpected, difficult, challenging, or funny situation while on a job. When working with the general public, it seems tradespeople are going above and beyond to do the job ‘right’ and have some odd and unexpected encounters along the way. […]

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Revealed: The mental health realities for tradespeople working during the pandemic

New research by Eureka! looks at the extent to which tradespeople are struggling to meet unprecedented levels of customer demand for home improvements. The full Eureka! market report is available completely for free here. Some of the main findings include: During the past year, 4 in 5 homeowners have spent money on improving their home […]

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Watch business support sessions on-demand

InstallerFESTIVAL: Trends for 2021 took place between 16-20 November 2020 and included virtual sessions hosted by a range of top industry names. One recurring theme was business support – specifically how installers can grow and develop their business as we head towards 2021. Here, we’ve rounded up three sessions designed to support you and your […]

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