So why should you become a locksmith?

The locksmithing industry is vast and encompasses many different areas, for both domestic and commercial markets. Locksmiths are always in demand and locksmithing is a generally very stable line of work. People who have locksmith training are in constant demand driven by many factors. So what are other reasons to become a locksmith?


Why become a locksmith?

So why should you become a locksmith? The locksmithing industry is vast and encompasses many different areas, for both domestic and commercial markets. Locksmiths are always in demand and locksmithing is a generally very stable line of work. People who have locksmith training are in constant demand driven by many factors. So what are other reasons to become a locksmith?

  • People need to be confident that their homes and businesses are secure and protected.
  • People need to know that their security meets the requirements and complies with their insurance providers terms and conditions
  • People move house everyday in the UK, and need to know that their new home is safe and secure.
  • More and more people are investing in buy to let properties, which means landlords need to change their locks on a regular basis, due to tenants coming and going
  • Everyday wear and tear replacements
  • It’s not just homes that need their security reviewed and updated. Thousands of businesses including, offices, industrial units, shops and hotels have to comply to specific standard of security

This is just a small insight into the requirements of the locksmithing industry and along with the undeniable fact that people lose their keys and want their locks replaced, demonstrates that there will always be a demand for locksmiths.


Benefits of training to become a locksmith

Becoming a locksmith can provide a long and satisfying career. But to make sure you get your career off on the right foot, you need to pick the right training course and provider.

While there are thousands of individuals and private companies who offer their training services, you need to find one who will offer you support and guidance, not just during your training course, but after as well. There are many things you need to consider when picking a locksmith training course. The full range of locksmith training and professional bodies and standards, whether you want individual or group training, or if you will be gaining relevant work experience. You will need to consider the different levels at which locksmith training can be gained. Do you need foundation skills training? Is there the possibility to gain further specific skills later on to enhance your fundamental knowledge?

 


Training to become a locksmith with Keytek®

Keytek® are an operating Locksmith and Security company. Starting in 1993, Keytek® has developed through many stages from its initial conception of being a small two van ‘Emergency Locksmith’ organisation and growing and progressing to becoming the largest ‘national locksmith’ organisation in the UK today.

Keytek® has over 200 locksmiths across the country and an in-house technical team who are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week to support the needs of locksmiths and customers.

 

This means that every day, staff members are exposed to a multitude of different challenges and incidences, meaning they are gaining a wealth of knowledge. All of this experience Keytek® is gaining on a day to day basis, is channelled straight back into our training courses.

The Keytek® Training Academy has state of the art training facilities with fully experienced locksmiths. We offer;

  • Locksmith training courses that are structured to suit all needs
  • Small learning groups for all courses, meaning you will get the attention you need
  • Courses tailored to cover any hurdles you may come up against.
  • Courses taught in a ‘step by step’ progression allowing you to become a professional locksmith
  • Vehicle tooling and stocking recommendations to ensure an easy transition into the trade
  • Stock and tools at discounted prices available from stock
  • Keytek® provides full stock ordering through us, taking the strain out of the first few months of trading and offering you competitive prices
  • 24 hour on-site technical telephone support to ensure you continue to be supported and to learn after you have completed your course
  • Possibility of sub-contract work being offered at the end of the course

All of Keytek® courses have been designed to provide our trainees with the knowledge and understandings they need to become a locksmith and succeed in their future careers. Both the course delivery and content positions Keytek® locksmith training head and shoulders above other courses offered within the industry for thorough effective training.

If you are committed to starting or progressing your career in locksmithing, training with Keytek® locksmith training academy will set you on the right path and give you all the tools you need to succeed.

 

Still interested in becoming a Locksmith?

 

Do you have what it takes to become a locksmith?

If you are still serious about starting a career in locksmithing, then there are a few things you need to consider;

  • Are you; honest, respectful and have the ability to use discretion where necessary?
  • Do you have a keen eye for detail when carrying out intricate procedures?
  • Do you have the ability to gain understanding of mechanics and electronics?
  • Do you have an analytical and questioning mind?
  • Will you be able to empathise with customers when needed?
  • Are you persistent and tenacious? With determination to carry out a job?
  • Do you have a valid UK driving licence?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions then a career as a locksmith is achievable for you and you should consider a locksmith training course. A career in locksmithing can provide you with;

  • Recession proof earnings- as mentioned above the locksmith industry in general is not affected regardless of what’s going on in the wider economy.
  • Flexibility –A successful locksmith business can not only run 9-5, with a career as a locksmith you will be able to tailor your working hours around your life. With this balance you will be able to earn a good salary a skilled tradesman can reasonably expect.
  • Job satisfaction – Once you have had the necessary training to operate as a locksmith, your abilities and confidence will continue to grow with every job you complete. Every new job will give you the opportunity to complete a new task and with that comes a tremendous feeling of fulfilment. Also, knowing that you have given a customer piece of mind that their home or business is safe and secure will bring huge satisfaction.

Give Keytek® a call today on 01202 711195 to take the first steps towards becoming a locksmith!

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