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You know you’re getting old when you forget your own birthday!

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 8th May 2012

In April 2012 we turned 7, obviously it’s not a mile stone but it’s still a great achievement for any business to announce their year older, wiser and still growing. So with this in mind let me tell you a little story of how we came about…

As some of you may know, Trade Skills 4U are the UK’s number 1 electrical and renewable energy training company however despite initial assumptions, we were not created by an electrical mind or in fact anyone from this lucrative industry. Trade Skills 4U was born and raised in the face of adversity by an ex-copper (so to speak.)

This ex-copper, now formally known as Trade Skills 4U’s managing director Carl Bennett, was forced to leave his life in the Metropolitan police as a specialist firearms operator, due to a serious illness in 2004. Whilst in recovery, Carl spent his time taking on a rebuild project and enlisted the help of a training company close by to help him learn some building and plastering skills.

Having had first-hand experience of professional hands on training in the MET, Mr Bennett set up Trade Skills 4U and integrated the same principles to ensure we deliver the same quality of training here every day.

‘Since the company founded in 2005, we’ve helped thousands of career changers, ex-forces personnel and electrical minds gain the valuable knowledge they needed to up-skill or begin new careers as electricians, domestic installers and renewable energy installers. We now train a variety of people; from new entrants to those with a little bit of know-how and have been able to help guys and girls like you into gaining these experience to be able to pursue careers in these lucrative industries,’ says Mr Bennett.

‘We have grown so much over the past 7 years, we are now able to offer two specialist training centres which offer the widest range of electrical courses and renewable energy courses,’ Mr Bennett adds.

Helping others in a similar position…

Having experienced how difficult life can be when you’re facing a superfluous career change Carl wanted to do something practical to help those who have slipped through the net of resettlement and given their thankless service for our country.

The bursary scheme aptly called ‘The Forgotten Heroes Bursary,’ officially launched in June with the help of Falkland’s veteran Simon Weston OBE. The scheme itself is a permanent offer which aims to give away 100,000 worth of free training to those who are struggling to find their feet on Civvy Street.

If you would be interested in applying for our bursary scheme or would like some more information, please visit www.tradeskills4u.co.uk/pages/free-training

All our awards are at our discretion and applicants will be vetted before an award is made.

Even if you are not eligible for this place give us a call on 01293 529777 and discuss your needs.

We often will apply discounts for ex-service men and women at our discretion.



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