Should our kids be learn­ing a trade?

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - TRIBUTES -

SOME of the high­est paid work­ers in Bri­tain to­day are elec­tri­cians, plumbers and skilled trades­men who can earn salaries from around £36,000 up to £100,000 a year with over­time.

Com­pare that to a ju­nior doc­tor work­ing night shifts and long hours earn­ing £23,000 a year.

For years, it has been the trend for par­ents to en­cour­age their chil­dren into pro­fes­sions rather than learn a trade.

But the thing to re­mem­ber here is that a newly-qual­i­fied “sparky” can make more than £1000 a week. Parental am­bi­tion is one thing, but if the coun­try needs good trades­men and is pre­pared to pay for them – have we called it wrong?

It’s some­thing to think about, es­pe­cially when the lights go out.

There’s plenty of money to be had in learn­ing atrade.

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