Over 75% of respondents stated increased profits as a result of upskilling, as well as other benefits for those that diversify their skill-sets beyond their initial training, such as enhanced work satisfaction and a larger customer base.
Of the areas that professionals can upskill into, gas is the most popular, with 60.5% of respondents having moved across after starting their careers in a different field.
Gas is particularly popular amongst plumbers, as over 73% have added gas qualifications to their arsenal. Overall, 93% of respondents recommended upskilling.
On average, respondents who had upskilled did so in approximately two other disciplines, with the majority undertaking independent training courses (72.8%), followed by on-the-job training (45.63%), while 40% combined a course with work experience.
Martin Krull, Director for Logic4training, said: “With over 75% of our survey respondents stating increased profits as a result of upskilling, the benefits of being multi-skilled are clear.
“We offer a range of training programmes for experienced installers looking to diversify into related areas – such as gas and electrical work.
“If you haven’t done so already, maybe 2019’s the time to move from one trade to two (or more!)”
In order to help building services engineers progress in their career, Logic4training has produced a multi-jobbing flow chart outlining the most popular pathways, including findings from its recent upskill survey.
To view the full survey and flow chart, visit www.logic4traininig.co.uk