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Trade Buddy - Experience Exchange Website

Posted by Christos Panayiotou on 8th June 2012

We recognise that many of the people that train with Trade Skills 4U often walk out of their training looking for a job or a work experience placement to put into practice what they have learnt in the centre. This can be daunting and sometimes hard depending on how good you are at marketing yourself.

Many students will go on to carry out initial jobs at home, for friends and family in order to build their portfolio of work and gain their Part P certification. Those who attend our courses often find that they make good contacts whilst training here and can often end up working for or with fellow students. 

Due to the range of people that train with Trade skills 4U we have realised we are perfectly placed to help newly qualified domestic installers and trainee electricians looking for an apprenticeship find a work placement or work experience. As such we have set up a website specifically for Trade Skills 4U customers allowing them to advertise their skills for free or a reduced rate in order to gain some initial experience.

Also for those experienced contractors who train with us and may be looking for an extra pair of trained hands the site will allow you to advertise a work experience placement or recruit an electricians mate.

All users on the website will have experienced our first class training so you know that you will be working with people who will be of use to you.

One of the hardest things when starting a project like this getting the ball rolling. We need people to advertise work experience placements or one off jobs. We also need individuals to advertise themselves offering an extra pair of hands for free or at a reduced cost in exchange for the experience they will gain.

We beleive that once this scheme starts rolling it will be an invaluable tool for all Trade Skills 4U students adding even more value to the training they receive from us.

If you want to register please visit www.trade-buddy.co.uk and register for free. The site is still in it's final stages of development but we need users to help us test and finalise the finer points in development. The first 10 users will be offer featured listings which will appear on the home page.