We need you!

Unemployment is currently a highly publicised topic amongst the UK media since the release of the UK unemployment figures last week. BBC News reported that although “UK unemployment fell by 4,000 to 2.51 million” (ONS – Office for National Statistics) the unemployment rate in the UK still remains at 7.8%, therefore well above that of the 7% target set by the Bank of England.

At Keytek® we are always looking for professional locksmiths from across the UK and Northern Ireland to join our Engineer Network due to continuing company progression and expansion.

Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy

As part of company expansion and progression we also operate a Locksmith Training Academy, where we are the only training provider in the country able to offer a Level 4 NCFE Accreditation. If you are interested in working for Keytek® but don’t possess the necessary locksmith skills and training to join our Engineer Network, don’t fret as our Locksmith Training Academy offers a variety of locksmith training courses. For more information on the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy and the courses we offer please visit www.locksmiths-training.co.uk or call the Academy Team on 01202 711 195.


More on working for Keytek®

Keytek® is one of the largest National Locksmiths in the UK providing both domestic and commercial locksmith services for over 15 years. This has enabled us to achieve priority positioning in major directories, which has resulted in more work for our engineers over that of our competitors.

Over the years we have built up an extensive Engineer Network across the UK and we are able to provide Engineers with many benefits including all the help and support they need from technical issues through to processing paperwork in the form of our in-house technical department (all engineers have access to 24 hour technical advice) and dedicated Engineer Liaison Team who are able to guidance on customer service and company procedures.


Other benefits of working for Keytek® include:

  • Specialists in locksmith services, therefore we do not promote any other trades which results in us generating more locksmith customers.
  • Group trade discount
  • Simple paperwork procedure
  • Working hours and time off tailored to suit your needs
  • Dedicated Engineer phone line
  • In terms of commercial locksmithing, we have some large National Accounts such as MOD, Coventry building society and Safestore. This helps to offer engineers a steady stream of work.
  • When completing work on behalf of Keytek® we will replace any parts you have used onsite.
  • Our commitment to quality…
    • ISO 9001/2008 accredited
    • Investor In People
    • Safe Contractor approved
    • CHAS accredited Contractor

For more information about Keytek® please visit keytek.co.uk or if you are interested in working for us please call 01202 711 195.

Feeling hot hot hot…

We’ve all been enjoying the return of the British heat wave today and we’re sure the hot weather will continue this month. According to The Independent we could see the hottest day in August for ten years and in some areas the temperature is set to rise to a scorching 32C and possibly higher!

Whilst we enjoy the sunshine, unfortunately the exceptionally high temperatures are not great for uPVC or wooden doors as changes in heat can often cause doors to swell or shrink. Potentially, these changes can unfortunately leave your property unsecure, as you may be unable to unlock or worse lock your door, leaving your home vulnerable to break-in. When a door swells or shrinks it’s often a simple case of calling an accredited 24 hour emergency locksmith to fix the problem for you, making ongoing accessibility much easier during those hot summer days, leaving you far less likely to find yourself locked out when you return from a day on the beach!

Problems with your door can be caused by a variety of other factors during the summer; a common cause being simple wear and tear especially when everyone is more partial to popping in and out of the back garden to top up the tan. This can also cause security issues for your home, especially if you’re unable to lock up due to the lock being damaged by continuous use. This problem can also be solved by calling a locksmith to your home who will be more than willing to fix or replace any locks that have been damaged by wear and tear.

Also, don’t forget to secure your home even when just popping out to the garden, this includes the window you have left open to catch the rare breeze. Leaving any doors or windows open during a sunbathing session in the garden could leave your home unsecure and pretty much a burglar’s dream of entering your property undetected whilst you’re in the garden. According to statistics provided in this fantastic UK Burglary report provided by Tesco Compare 73% of burglars use a door to gain entry and in 3% of cases the door was open.