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ON THE JOB – Higher than the national average

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These are the jobs you need if you want to earn a salary higher than the national average.

You’re likely to be better off to the tune of £2,000 with these highly-skilled roles By Carl Stroud 12th February 2018, 9:35 am Updated: 12th February 2018, 11:52 am TRAINEE plumbers, electricians and bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they are qualified, according to a new study. They will benefit to the tune of £2,000 a year by 2022, research by Screwfix found. Tradespeople including bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they’re qualified.

The DIY chain predicted that the highest earners will be plumbers and electricians, with pay set to reach £31,000.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson will be over £27,500 by 2022, said the report, while the average UK salary is expeted to rise to £25,009.

Graham Bell, chief executive of Screwfix, said: “The research supports our belief that a trade apprenticeship is a strong career choice for young people in this country. “Apprenticeships lead to careers in highly skilled jobs, which are in high demand and therefore attract a healthy, competitive salary.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson is set to be over £27,500 by 2022, according to a new report “For young people starting out they offer a great career choice without the burden of large debts from university fees.” It comes after it was revealed one London plumber earns an astonishing £210,000 a year.

Stephen Fry, 34, lives in millionaires’ playground Kensington, West London, and takes luxury holidays to the Maldives through unblocking toilets and fixing leaky taps.

He told the Mail on Sunday: “Every day is fun. You can go to a place where some woman has water gushing through the ceilings and is crying, so it’s a nice feeling when you stop the water and make her happy.

“I can’t really see myself stopping any time soon, to be honest. I enjoy my work.”

“I’m a worker. I’ll be working till I drop, I think.”

“On a Friday night, when people ask if I want to go for a beer, I am shattered.”

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More than 46,000 Jobs London 2012 Construction Project

Building, Engineering and Construction work of the Olympic Park for London 2012 has raised the public profile of the industry, helping millions of people in Britain to appreciate the importance of civil engineering to society, a survey by a leading engineering body revealed today.

A new survey published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) showed that over half of the public (53%) no longer just think about bridges when they think of civil engineering in the light of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Nearly half of the 2, 000 people who took part in the ComRes survey  said they would consider civil engineering to be a ‘respected’ profession, alongside jobs such as lawyers and teachers.

More than 46,000 jobs have been created as a result of the London 2012 construction project. Post-Olympic work, taking place just after the closing ceremony next month, is expected to create thousands of extra new jobs.

The successful delivery of the £7-billion worth Olympic infrastructure has raised the public profile of civil engineers and people working in the trades.

45% of the people who participated in the survey say they would consider civil engineering to be a ‘respected’ profession, alongside jobs such as lawyers and teachers. Over a third (38%) of the participants said they would encourage their children to pursue a career in civil engineering.

ICE President Richard Coackley said: “Our day-to-day lives depend on the infrastructure around us that is designed, built and maintained by civil engineers – from roads, railways and bridges to energy, water and waste networks.

“It forms the backbone of society and the economy. But unfortunately it is often only when things go wrong that the work of civil engineers is thrust into the media spotlight.

“The London 2012 Games have changed this – showcasing and celebrating the work of these often ‘unsung heroes’ while at the same time helping the public understand more about what civil engineers do and what a diverse and exciting career it is.

“If anything could excite and inspire young people to pursue civil engineering as a career it’s the Olympic and Paralympic Games – a true feat of engineering in every sense.”

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