Trade jobs have been underrated in the last couple of decades, many people are still unaware of the tremendous returns and stability a trade can provide. Establishing a skilled trade could have you earning more per hour than many university graduated professionals. The ability to secure your financial position, with skills that are in high demand and the potential to run your very own business sounds like a good ‘trade’ to me.
1. Job Security, Trade Skills are in high demand
Statistics have indicated that the carpentry industry in Australia alone, is expected to have just over 18 000 jobs available by the new year. The number of plumber, electrician and professional painter jobs are also expected to rise. The time to invest in a select trade is now.
In a world where job security is a big fear, trade professionals are largely unaffected. With tangible practical trade skills you can be safe in the knowledge you and your family have a more secure future than most.
2. Get a headstart, Become qualified without putting yourself in debt
A trade skill set and qualification eliminates the responsibility and financial enormity of taking on a student loan. Tradies work in an apprenticeship while learning the ropes and get paid for practical work completion during their qualification. Studying a profession by university degree poses high risks especially if you are simply unsure what to do next. University degrees are likely to have you lumped with a large debt and uncertain future in a tough job market, you may not achieve a fair income for some time after graduation and then there will still be that debt to pay off before you can move ahead. Alternatively the trade professional who studies by apprenticeship is making money while they learn and moves straight into a job market hungry for their skills.
3. Your goals can come at a wholesale price
Work vehicle and tools are tax deductible as they are necessary for your employment but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them in your own time as well. Use them for your own hobbies, that work ute can do double duty as a 4wd driving camping jet ski towing weekend adventurer and those tools are just perfect for working on your house or making a cubby house for the kids.
Renovating your home or investment can cost a whole lot less with the option of doing some of the expensive skilled trade work yourself and maybe some friends in the industry might lend you their expertise and at mates rates prices too!
4. Flexibility and early finishing work hours
As a Trade professional you may be required to rise early but this also often means you finish early with afternoons off to make use of while many others are stuck in office cubicles until dinnertime you can be surfing or playing with the kids.
Additionally, if at some point you decide to take the leap and be your own boss you can have the ability to dictate your own hours. Maybe you want to have all Mondays off, well ok then!
5. Work your way around the world
Whether becoming part of a company or starting your own trade business, the potential to travel the world is possible. Owing to the international demand for trade skills and services, it is easier for professionals with a certified trade to find a secure position across the globe. An international work visa can have you preparing for travel and employment as a tradie.
Becoming a tradie is a secure employment opportunity for anyone seeking a certification that will give them financial security, uncapped earning potential, income while training, good lifestyle, flexibility & travel. Tradies remain in demand across the world making it a valuable career choice. While being a tradie requires hard work, physical labor and dedication the benefits can be immense and absolutely worthwhile.
To find out about trade apprentice opportunities contact Apprenticeships QLD www.apprenticeshipsqld.com.au