• Housebuilding activity is at its strongest levels since 2007 as the recovery broadens out beyond London to the rest of the UK

  • Meet the £100k-a-year plumber: Boom time for builders, engineers and tradesmen as skilled workers’ pay soars’

  • British firms forced to hire £1,000 a-week Portuguese tradesmen

  • The country is facing an “imminent and serious” shortage of skilled tradesman to build enough homes to end the crippling housing shortage


Employment-Training have been involved in the training & employment within the UK building industry for over 8 years. We have helped over 130,000 people to gain their qualifications so they can start their new career as a plumber, electrician, gas engineer, renewable engineer or welder in the building, construction and trades sectors.

Our driving force is to change lives through training opportunities – whatever the individual’s cultural or economic background, educational level or personal goals.

There is a huge skills shortage for qualified trades people in the UK. We work with many companies in the building and construction industry that urgently need to recruit plumbers, electricians, gas engineers, renewable engineers and welders.

To find out how we can help you start your career in the building and construction industry – please fill in your details on our form so our advisors can call you and tell you how we can help you achieve your career goal

types of people we need

SCHOOL LEAVERS – who are looking for apprenticeships

JUST STARTING OUT– who wish to get help with funding for the course, so they can start their chosen career as quickly as possible

CAREER CHANGE – who cannot afford to survive on an apprenticeship wage, so need to train part-time to fit around their current work commitments

What we can offer you

  • Training Centres throughout the UK
  • Courses start from £15 per week
  • Funding available if you qualify
  • Full & Part-Time courses available
  • Quickest time in the UK to compete the NVQ Level 1 & 2 qualifications
  • Help with job placements
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The contact information you have provided is solely used to assist us in providing you with more information about the training courses you have selected – WE DO NOT SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ANY OTHER PARTY.

  • After qualifying I now earn over £70,000 per year as a plumber – best decision I ever made

    - Sam Gomes
  • Since qualifying I had 3 job offers and now working for one of the largest building companies

    - Kyle Bailey
  • Employment-Training helped me train, get the City & Guilds qualification and a job within a year

    - Tim Wright
  • They made my career change as quickly and easily as possible

    - Steve Sharp