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Why should I become a trained locksmith?

Posted on : August 25, 2016

If you are a prospective or seasoned locksmith you can choose to train or update your skills either through apprenticeships or courses at a dedicated training centre in order to learn the essential skills of locksmithing or to refine your skillset.

Employers tend to prefer candidates that have formal training in lock picking, installation and service because a locksmith is not only responsible for helping people get back into their homes, or cars, but they also repair, install and perform maintenance work on a wide variety of mechanical and electronic locks.

Being a locksmith can be very rewarding and lucrative depending on your technical skills, customer skills, and general business management. There is plenty of work out there for locksmiths but ultimately what will set you apart from the others will be your knowledge, skill and business prowess.

There are many locksmiths out there that will simply break and replace locks, limiting themselves to the kind of jobs they can undertake and developing a bad reputation. Professional locksmiths will only ever destroy a lock as a last resort. Being able to pick or bypass a lock means that you only have to charge your customers for your work rather than adding a charge for a new lock too.

MPL Locksmith Training have specialised courses for both experienced and beginner locksmiths alike. Their purpose built locksmith training centre plays host to everything you might need in order to further your professional career, including the latest equipment and high quality training designed to suit each individual’s needs and skillsets.

If you attend any MPL City & Guilds training course throughout October, November or December you can take advantage of MPL’s exclusive winter discount package including £100 discount on City & Guilds training courses, £150 locksmith tool voucher and included accommodation. Terms and conditions apply; see Winter Training for more information.

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