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Electricians’ high earnings boost home ownership prospects
Electricians at Clarkson Evans are reaping the rewards of choosing a well-paid professional career after research proved they had better than average prospects of owning their own home. According to the 2017 English Housing Survey the average age of a first-time buyer was 30 years, compared to recent survey findings at Clarkson Evans which revealed that a large proportion of the company’s electricians own their first home by the age…
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New network launched for female electricians
A new online network has been launched to allow women working ‘on the tools’ in the electrical industry to connect, share views and advice, and create a forum for discussion and ideas. Open Circuit – the name given to the network – has been established by the charity Women on the Tools, in partnership with industry bodies the JIB, Certsure and ECA. Any working or training female electrician is eligible to join the…
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Former nightclub manager is ‘Construction Industry Apprentice of the Year’
Paul Folks, who made the brave decision to retrain as an electrician at the age of 28 to secure his family’s financial future, has been named “Construction Apprentice of the Year” at this year’s Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards. Clarkson Evans nominated Paul for the “Construction Apprentice of the Year” award as he was a first-class electrical apprentice who not only passed all his exams first time but also demonstrated excellent practical…
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Poll reveals “skewed perceptions” of electrotechnical pay among young
New figures from a survey commissioned by JIB, JTL and ECA show that a quarter (25 per cent) of people aged 18 to 24 think low pay levels are a barrier to a career in the electrotechnical and plumbing industries. This figure rises to 40 per cent among respondents from ethnic minority (BAME) groups. 27 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds also perceive a lack of opportunities for…
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Construction apprentices will earn more than university students
Construction apprentices will go on to earn thousands of pounds more, every year, than many of their university-educated counterparts, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Small building firms across the UK were asked what they pay their tradespeople and the average annual salaries were as follows: Site managers earn £51,266; Plumbers earn £48,675; Supervisors earn £48,407; Electricians earn £47,265; Civil engineering operatives earn £44,253;…