October 13, 2020 | Jessica Davies | Blog

Is it Worth Becoming a Locksmith?


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Simply put…YES!! Training to become a Locksmith is a fantastic career to be part of, whether you’re just starting your career, changing careers, leaving the military or even if you are retiring but want to continue working on your own terms. There are many benefits of choosing Locksmithing as your career, read on to find out what those benefits include!


Work/ Life Balance

As a Locksmith you have the freedom to choose the hours you work, something that is a huge appeal to many. Want to have the time to pick the kids up from school? Prefer to work evenings, mornings or weekends, or all three? Need a day or a few hours off? No problem. As a Locksmith you are able to choose your own working hours to fit around your lifestyle, whether you own your own personal business or subcontract through Keytek®.


Job Security

It is a worrying time for many as the pandemic continues to hit businesses hard up and down the country. Locksmiths are classed as key workers so throughout the UK national lockdowns and local lockdowns our Locksmiths have been able to continue working to secure customers homes. Here at Keytek® we are continually working to ensure our Locksmiths are earning an income. Once trained to be a Locksmith, you are job secure for life! #


Locksmith Salary

Locksmiths on average earn around £30,000 per annum; this number of course varies widely on the number of hours or jobs you choose to work. A number of our Locksmiths work longer than usual hours during the week and take home much more than that a year. However, some of our Locksmiths prefer to work part time to enjoy spending time with their family and friends and may take home a lower income. Your salary depends on you!


Career Progression

There is always a need for a Locksmith and so there is always room for a Locksmith to progress in their career. Security products are ever evolving as are ‘smart security products’ so there is always something new to learn and specialise in. Whether that be smart security, auto Locksmithing, safe security etc.


Locksmith Qualification

Something amazing for the industry happened in 2020. For the first time ever in the UK, Locksmith Qualifications became available! What’s even more exciting is that we are proud to be one of the only Locksmith training providers to offer this course. Take a look at our Locksmith Qualification course here to find out more!


How to Become a Locksmith

So, Locksmithing sounds like the perfect career right? Check out our How to Become a Locksmith page here, where we hope we can answer some of your questions!


Why train with Keytek® Academy?

Choosing the correct Locksmith Training Facility for you is an important decision, take a look at our page Why Train with Keytek® to see why we might just be the best training facility for you! P.S. it includes 1 to 1 training, your own door and tools, 24/7 technical support and an interest-free loan!


Locksmith Career for Armed Forces Leavers

Keytek® Locksmiths Training Academy are an ELC approved centre. Our ElCAS provider number is 4682!


Train with Keytek® Locksmiths Training Academy

Why wait! Begin your Locksmith journey today with Keytek® Academy. Give us a call on 01202 711195 or email us at academy@keytek.co.uk and we will help you out with all the information you’ll need!