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Some say that trades people are the backbone of the country. From plumbers to electricians, trades people play a vital role in keeping our country moving forward, repairing, fixing and building existing and future projects.

2023: What are the Best Trades to Learn and How They Contribute to the UK’s Economy

The UK has always been a leader in skilled trades and the demand for skilled trades people is ever-increasing. In this article, we will explore what is considered a skilled trade, how skilled trades people contribute to the UK’s economy, the challenges that trades people face, the future of skilled trades, and the best trades to learn in 2023.

How Skilled Trades Contribute to the UK’s Economy

Skilled trades contribute to the UK’s economy in various ways. Firstly, trades people create jobs for other people by providing services that other people need. For example, an electrician can provide electrical services to a business or a home. This will create jobs for other people such as plumbers, and HVAC technicians.

Secondly, trades people also contribute to the UK’s economy by providing quality services at competitive prices. This helps businesses to save money, which in turn helps to boost the economy.

Thirdly, and most importantly, trades people keep the country moving. It is their skill that fixes domestic appliances when they break down. It is their skill that builds and maintains business premises and private houses.

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What is Considered a Skilled Trade?

A skilled trade is a profession or job that requires a specific set of skills and knowledge. These skills and knowledge can be acquired through formal education, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, or a combination of all three. Skilled trades are essential for the functioning of any society and include jobs such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, welders, HVAC technicians, and automotive technicians.

People who are already in skilled trades are considered to be very valuable in the UK and they are in demand in many sectors. These trades people are highly sought after and can earn high wages if they have the right skills and knowledge.

Can Unions Help Skilled Trades People?

The outlook may be bright for trades people, but they still face challenges. Joining a union can help in a variety of ways. Firstly, trades people can protect themselves from exploitation and negotiate better wages by joining a union.

Secondly, unions can also help trades people to access better training and resources. By joining a union, trades people can access training and resources that they might not be able to access on their own. This can help them to increase their skills and knowledge and make them more competitive in the job market.

Finally, unions can also help trades people if they are facing any kind of exploitation. By joining a union, trades people can get access to support and legal assistance. This can help them to get the justice and compensation that they deserve.

The Workers Union Supports Trades People

As we have seen, skilled trades people make major contributions to the UK’s economy. Firstly, the country would grind to a halt without them. Secondly, they provide an essential service to the public. Finally, they lay the foundations for our future success. Despite this,  they are still at risk from bad bosses, injury and harassment.

Fortunately, The Workers Union can help. We are here for working people, so join our family now and get protected. Learn More About Us.

What are the Best Trades to Learn in 2023?

The best trades to learn in 2023 are electrician, plumber, carpenter, welder, HVAC technician, and automotive technician.

Electrician

Electricians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. With the right skills and experience they can earn high wages. Electricians must have a good understanding of electrical systems and be able to troubleshoot and repair problems. They must also be able to install and maintain a variety of electrical systems.

Plumber

Plumbers are responsible for the installation and maintenance of plumbing systems. They must have a good understanding of plumbing systems and be able to troubleshoot and repair problems. They must also be able to install and maintain a variety of plumbing systems.

Carpenter

Carpenters are responsible for the installation and maintenance of woodworking projects. They must have a good understanding of carpentry and be able to troubleshoot and repair problems. They must also be able to install and maintain a variety of woodworking projects.

Welder

Welders are responsible for the installation and maintenance of metalworking projects. They must have a good understanding of welding and be able to troubleshoot and repair problems. They must also be able to install and maintain a variety of metalworking projects.

HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. They must have a good understanding of HVAC systems and be able to troubleshoot and repair problems. They must also be able to install and maintain a variety of HVAC systems.

Automotive Technician

Automotive technicians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of automotive systems. They must have a good understanding of automotive systems and be able to troubleshoot and repair problems. They must also be able to install and maintain a variety of automotive systems.

Painters and Decorators

Painters and decorators in the UK are professionals who specialise in the painting, staining, and finishing of surfaces. This includes the preparation of surfaces for painting, the application of paint and other finishes, and the cleaning and maintenance of surfaces when necessary.

Electricians

The Workers Union is the union for electricians. We understand the problems people face in the trade.

Plumbers

The Workers Union understands the role plumbers play in keeping our country moving. We are committed to fighting for your rights.

Carpenters and Joiners

When you join a carpenters’ and joiners’ union, you get many benefits that will help you succeed on the job and in your career.

Plasterers

The Workers Union provides support, advice and protection for plasters.

Painters and Decorators

Joining a union can help UK painters and decorators to overcome some of the challenges they face.

Challenges Facing Trades People

Although skilled trades people are in demand in the UK, there are still some challenges that they face. One of the biggest challenges that they face is the lack of job security. Many of them are unable to secure a full-time job and have to work on a contractual basis. This can make it difficult for them to plan for the future and can make them vulnerable to exploitation.

Another challenge that trades people face is the lack of recognition for their skills and knowledge. This can make it difficult for them to stay motivated and can lead to a lot of frustration.

Finally, trades people also face the challenge of challenging economic conditions. These conditions can make it difficult for trades people to secure jobs and can make it difficult for them to stay in business.

What is the Future of Skilled Trades?

The future of skilled trades is very bright. As the demand for skilled trades people increases, there are more and more opportunities for people to get into a trade. This means that there will be more jobs available for people with the right skills and experience.

In addition to this, technological advancements have made it easier for people to learn these trades. With the help of online courses and intensive practical training, for example, people can learn the skills they need to become a skilled trades person in a shorter period of time.

Finally, governments are also making it easier for people to get into these trades by introducing regulations to protect trades people from exploitation. This means that trades people will be able to secure better wages and be better protected from exploitation.

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