What skills do tradespeople need?

What skills do tradespeople need?

The subject of skills was discussed by the #TradesTalk community on Twitter this week, particularly looking at the attributes that might be useful for tradespeople, aside from the technical knowledge needed for each individual trade.

Here is our round-up of the best bits.

The first question looked at what people thought the most important skills were for a successful tradesperson.

Then the discussion moved on to the skills – not necessarily work related – that the community would love to master. Playing a musical instrument was a popular answer but there were some other great suggestions.


The next question looked at the skills that tradespeople look for when hiring an apprentice.

There were lots of great answers to the next question, which looked at how the trades keep their skills up-to-date.

The next question highlighted the skilled people who inspire the #TradesTalk community.

The final question of the evening was a bit of fun looking at unusual skills – and there were a few surprises!

If you’d like to join in the #TradesTalk chat with tradespeople around the UK (and beyond), simply tune in from 8pm every Tuesday by following the hashtag.

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