Should our kids be learning a trade?
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.