New Year New Career

new year new careerA Career as a Locksmith

A new year means new opportunities, and as the New Year commences it is around this time people establish what changes they will make in order to ensure the year ahead more successful than the previous. A change in career is undoubtedly one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, so if you are considering becoming a Locksmith, or just brushing up on your Locksmithing skills, the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy offers a range of courses according to your training level.

 

Locksmith Training

Training to become a Locksmith can often present a stable and rewarding career. The industry is extensive and comprises a variety of areas in both domestic and commercial sectors, ensuring trained Locksmiths are in constant demand. There are many reasons Locksmiths are needed, such as to ensure people are sufficiently secured and protected in their homes and businesses, to provide security checks that assure all security fitted abides by the requirements of insurance companies, and for general wear and tear, repairs, and replacements along with a huge variety of other requirements. A career in the Locksmith industry provides a huge amount of job satisfaction and is rewarding in many ways, including the possibility of recession proof earnings as the industry is usually unaffected despite the wider economy. A Locksmith career offers flexibility as the industry does not operate on a 9 to 5 basis, allowing you to adjust your hours around your personal life.

 

Keytek® Locksmith Academy

With a huge number of training providers and courses to consider, finding the appropriate Locksmith trainer ‘for you’ is a crucial step to starting your career. It is important to research the vast range of training available, such as professional bodies and standards, individual or group training or gaining relevant work experience. There are many levels of training which can be gained depending on whether you require foundation skills training or need specific skills to enhance your knowledge.

The Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy offers courses suited for newcomers to the Locksmith industry, and for professionals looking to progress their existing skills with the most recent techniques and technology. The Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy has been operating since 2010 in Poole, Dorset, and has over time advanced considerably. The Academy is now the leading Locksmith training provider in the UK and the only Locksmith training provider in the country to hold courses that provide an NCFE Level 4 Accreditation, the highest level within the industry. The continuous objective of the Academy is to provide those who are wishing to pursue a career in the Locksmith industry sufficient support, through courses lead by highly experienced industry professionals, in state of the art facilities.

If you have any questions regarding the courses provided by the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy or would like to be sent an information pack, please call the Academy Team on 01202 711195 or find out more about the Locksmith courses we run by visiting www.locksmiths-training.co.uk.

Further reading:

Locksmith jobs and careers with Keytek

Locksmith Training with Keytek 

What does a Locksmith do? 

Locksmith Training with Keytek

Whether you’re looking to make a career change or brushing up on your locksmithing skills, the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy offers a variety of courses to suit your training level…

Locksmith Training with KeytekTraining to be a locksmith can lead to a long and rewarding career. However, with many individuals and private companies to choose from, all marketing their services for consideration, collectively offering a huge range of courses, finding the correct locksmith training provider ‘for you’ can be a challenge in any situation, within any industry.

Identifying the correct training facility and course is absolutely vital and the first step to gaining success in your chosen career as a professional locksmith. Before choosing the type of training that best suits your needs, you should think about what are your actual requirements to meet your own personal objectives.

Ask yourself the following questions when reviewing various training facilities and courses…

  • Have you considered the full range of locksmith training available, such as professional bodies and standards, individual or group training, gaining experience in related skills or relevant work experience?
  • Have you considered the different levels at which locksmith training can be gained?
  • Do you need foundation skills training and is there the possibility to gain further specific skills later on to enhance your knowledge?
  • Have you identified your own training needs to reach your personal goals and aspirations?

The best training provision can often be provided by those organisations who actually operate day to day within the industry in which you are looking to enter or progress.

The Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy

Since 2010 we have been operating a Locksmith Training Academy in Poole, Dorset to help set the standards for the locksmithing industry and provide support for our nationwide customer base.

Trainer teaching a locksmith training course

Over this time the Academy has grown significantly – becoming a preferred supplier with the CTP in September 2010, being given approved centre status in February 2012 enabling us to offer an NCFE level 3 Accreditation and then furthering this by being approved in January 2013 to offer an NCFE level 4 Accreditation. To date many students have passed our various courses to meet the high working standards that are pinnacle to help improve the current standards within the industry and are vital to its longevity.

The ongoing goal and commitment of the Academy is to offer those wishing to join the industry a gateway to a career as a professional locksmith through it’s courses and experience. All courses run by the Academy are taught by highly experienced and respected industry experts. The Academy is also the only training provider in the Country that is able to provide a Level 4 Accreditation through it’s 5 and 8 day courses.

If you have any questions regarding the courses provided by the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy or would like to be sent an information pack, please call the Academy Team on 01202 711 195 or find out more about the locksmith courses we run by visiting www.locksmiths-training.co.uk Follow our locksmith training story by clicking the timeline below…

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New Mortice Opening Course announcement from our Locksmith Training Academy

Mortice Opening Course

The Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy is excited to announce that we will be running a range of new courses this year…

The first of these new courses to be is the ‘2 Day Mortice Lock Opening Course’.

Identification, Identification…

Two Day Mortice Opening Course“The Key to opening a mortice lock is identification. Identification of the lock itself and also identification of the right tools for the job!” (Craig Hayward – Head Trainer)

This 2 day course coversall aspects of mortice identification and opening from basic 2 and 3 lever locks right the way through to picking and decoding 5 lever Current BS locks.

The course includes identification, understanding, Re levering, picking and more…

The course price also includes a tool kit including a selection of the best picks.

Class numbers limited to a maximum of 6 people per course. An existing understanding of mortice locks is desirable but not essential.

Contact us

To find out more about the Keytek® Mortice Opening Course visithttps://www.locksmiths-training.co.uk/two-day-mortice-opening-course or call 01202 711 195.

More on the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy…

For over four years now Keytek® Emergency Locksmiths have been running a Locksmith Training Academy in Poole, Dorset to help set the standards for the locksmithing industry and provide support for it’s nationwide customer base.

The initial goal of the Locksmith Academy is to offer those wishing to join the industry a gateway to a career as a professional locksmith through its locksmith courses. It is in fact the only training provider in the country that is able to provide a Level 4 Accreditation, which is the highest level of Accreditation within the industry.

The Academy is not only aimed at new comers to the industry but also aims to help industry professionals enhance their skills in the latest techniques and technology. All of the courses are run at the Academy’s comfortable, state of the art facilities and are taught by highly experienced industry professionals.

Guest blog post from Locksmith Training Academy student Thomas

Earlier on this year Academy student Thomas took a 5 day NCFE level 4 course in locksmithing. In this guest blog post Thomas talks about his experiences, skills and knowledge in locksmithing of which he has gained whilst taking a course at the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy.  

For more information in regards to the courses run at the Keytek Locksmith Training Academy please visit www.locksmiths-training.co.uk

“After recently completing the Keytek® Academy course I was very impressed with the extent of the skills demonstrated and aspects of the industry that are covered within the week.

I came to the academy with little to no knowledge or skills in locksmithing and carpentry. The techniques shown by the course trainer were a great starting point and simple enough for me to understand.

 

The course content itself included techniques that would be needed for both lock fitting on site and upgrading a customer’s locks to British Insurance Standards. This demonstrated to me the importance of fitting parts that will be in compliance with a customer’s home insurance.

 

The course content covered the fitting of a wide range of locks, the destructive and non destructive methods of entry including uPVC mechanisms and wooden doors and how they operate. I left the course feeling that I could happily start working within the locksmithing industry with a great overall understanding of the trade, which has helped me to complete jobs for customers with confidence.

 

A huge thank you to all of those involved, including the patience and care taken by the course trainers to ensure everybody received individual feedback and guidance. In conclusion, I am happy to have passed an accredited NCFE Level 4 course in locksmithing. After taking this course I feel confident enough to carry out the skills taught by the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy on the road.”

 

Thomas

Academy Course Student 2013

Keytek Locksmith Training Academy student 2013 Thomas
Keytek Locksmith Training Academy student 2013 Thomas

Locksmith Training and Recruitment for Armed Forces Leavers

What you need to know

Every year, hundreds of men and women leave the armed forces and are faced with the challenge of re-integrating with civilian life and work. It can be a stressful time, but one which the government has tried to ease with the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) and Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC) schemes, which provide funding for re-training in a new career.

The funding can be used for a huge variety of educational and training opportunities (everything from fine art degrees to flight training), but one of the most common uses is to put it towards the cost of a locksmith training course.

Find out more about using your funding here www.locksmiths-training.co.uk/elc-funding/

So why are locksmith courses so popular with military leavers?

First of all, the industry itself is attractive for a whole number of reasons. Demand for locksmiths is high, and is largely recession-proof (people are always going to get locked out of their homes!), while the nature of the work offers a degree of flexibility when it comes to working hours.

Locksmithing is also a job that is particularly well suited to military leavers. The key characteristics required to be a successful locksmith include a confident manner, perseverance, and the ability to carry out skilled manual work – all of which are traits common to those who have spent any length of time in the Armed Forces.

 

Keytek local locksmith using a letterbox tool to gain entry
Keytek local locksmith using a letterbox tool to gain entry

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. Over the years the Company has been able to build an extensive Engineer Network across the UK and Northern Ireland. Engineers wanting to join the Engineer Network will join on a sub contractual basis, meaning that working hours and time off is tailored to suit their needs. Keytek® is able to provide all of it’s Engineers with all the help and support they need from technical to paperwork in the form of the Technical Department and Engineer Liaison Team.

To find out more about National Locksmith Keytek® visit keytek.co.uk

 

Local Keytek locksmith fixing a mortice lock
Local Keytek locksmith fixing a mortice lock

 

So what kind of training is needed to become a locksmith?

Most people who are completely new to locksmithing start with a short, intensive course which allows them hands-on practice and expert tuition on the essentials of the industry. While this course will not give a comprehensive knowledge of all there is to know about locksmithing (that only comes with years of experience and constant learning), it does give a firm foundation to start working in the industry, either as an independent operator or as a sub contractor for an established company.

 

Keytek Locksmith Training Academy facilities
Keytek Locksmith Training Academy facilities

Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy

The Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy offers a variety of locksmith training courses to help you on the way to starting your career as a professional locksmith and is the only training provider able to offer a Level 4 Accreditation, the highest level accreditation within the industry.

All courses are taught in state of the art facilities and are tutored by highly experienced industry professionals. The locksmith training courses are tailored to meet specific industry requirements and to suit the needs of military leavers as newcomers to the industry.

Locksmith training in action
Locksmith training in action

If you have any questions regarding the courses provided by the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy or would like to be sent an information pack, please call the Academy Team on 01202 711 195 or to find out more about the locksmith courses we run visit www.locksmiths-training.co.uk/locksmith-training-courses-2/ 

Setting standards for the industry through Locksmith Training…

For over four years now Keytek® Emergency Locksmiths have been running a Locksmith Training Academy in Poole, Dorset to help set the standards for the locksmithing industry and provide support for it’s nationwide customer base.

Keytek Locksmith Training Academy facilities
Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy facilities

 

The initial goal of the Locksmith Academy is to offer those wishing to join the industry a gateway to a career as a professional locksmith through its locksmith courses. It is in fact the only training provider in the country that is able to provide a Level 4 Accreditation, which is the highest level of Accreditation within the industry. The Academy is not only aimed at new comers to the industry but also aims to help industry professionals enhance their skills in the latest techniques and technology. All of the courses are run at the Academy’s comfortable, state of the art facilities and are taught by highly experienced industry professionals.

Student training at the Keytek Locksmith Training Academy
Student training at the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy

 

Locksmith training in action
Locksmith training in action

 

Find out more about the courses run at the Academy by visiting www.locksmiths-training.co.uk or calling 01202 711 195

Benefits

Those who have trained through the Keytek® Academy are able to benefit from further help and support from Keytek®.

These benefits include…

 

  • Ongoing 24hr onsite technical help from the in-house Technical Department.

 

  • Discounted stock and tools.

 

  • Full stock ordering facilities.

 

Military Leavers

For Military leavers locksmith courses have always been increasingly popular particularly because it is so well suited to the characteristics required to be a successful locksmith and the ability to carry out skilled manual work. Next week’s blog post in the locksmith training series will be going into more detail about locksmith training for Armed Forces Leavers.

 

To ease the transition for Military leavers in their resettlement period the government are able to provide funding through Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC).

To find out more about using ELC funding towards a locksmith course at the Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy please visit www.locksmiths-training.co.uk/elc-funding.