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Training needs Q2 2023

This report offers an overview of installers’ habits and preferences concerning their education. Furthermore, the report encompasses the pervasive challenge of workforce shortage and explores the sector’s strategies for resolving this issue.



No. of pages


Target group

Electrical installers from the companies that provide electrical installation services, but may also do other activities in addition (HVAC, plumbing, etc.). Most interviews are conducted with owners/ directors or purchasers of these companies.

Key research topics

Training needs


Based on 781 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages

Country scope

United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium and Netherlands and Spain


Full report in pdf or ppt covering all 7 countries, support from a key account manager in case of questions

Publication frequency



3,150 Euro

What is this report?

This report offers a comprehensive view of the training needs among electrical installers. Within the report, you will find insights into the installers' preferences about the type of training and topics that interest them the most. The report also provides information on the state of the labour shortage among electrical installers. This information can aid in shaping, refining, or developing your business strategies for engaging with electrical installers. The research is based on quantitative telephone interviews conducted with 781 electrical installers. These companies provide electrical installation services and are also involved in activities such as HVAC, and plumbing, among others. The interviews were conducted across the seven major European markets.

Why do you need this report?

This report will provide valuable insights into the perspectives of electrical installers on their training needs and labour shortage within the sector. These insights will be particularly valuable for manufacturers targeting this group, as the information in the report can either validate current business development strategies or lay the foundations for new ones. Furthermore, understanding installers’ behaviour and their attitudes toward training will facilitate fact-based internal discussions without the need for custom research.

How was the research conducted?

This report is based on 781 successful quantitative telephone interviews with installers, conducted in the native language of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain. The report relies on a representative sample of installers.

Interviewed companies provide electrical installation services, but they may also engage in additional activities such as HVAC, plumbing, etc. Most interviews are conducted with owners/directors or purchasers of these companies. This research is conducted quarterly, with reports covering various key marketing topics such as media orientation, BIM, prefab, sustainability, and many more.

What is included in this report?

The primary focus of this research is to provide key insights into the training needs of electrical installers in Europe. The study also offers insights into installers’ attitudes toward the training and which topics and type of training suits them the most. It highlights significant differences among the seven European countries covered and provides other essential insights for each country. Additionally, the report includes a detailed view of the turnover and order book developments of the installers, along with other relevant details.

Key questions answered

In which European countries are electrical installers the most and least interested in training?

What is the preferred time of the year for training among electrical installers in Europe?

Which type of training is of the most interest among European electrical installers?

What topics interest electrical installers when it comes to training?

To what extent do electrical installers in Europe experience a labour shortage, and in which countries is the labour shortage most prominent?

Table of content

  1. Key takeaways 
  2. Business development 
  3. Training needs 
  4. Cross country summary 
  5. United Kingdom 
  6. Germany
  7. France
  8. Poland
  9. Belgium
  10. The Netherlands 
  11. Spain

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the attitude of European electrical installers toward training?

UK installers tend to follow training most frequently, while German installers follow them the least. The frequency of training attendance is higher in larger companies, and younger installers participate in more training compared to older installers.

  1. Which type of training do European electrical installers prefer?

In all countries, face-to-face training is preferred over online training, although a combination of both is anticipated in the future.

  1. What is the most preferred time of the year for training among European electrical installers?

The beginning of the year is the most favoured period for training, whereas the summer is the least preferred.

  1. In which European countries is the labour shortage most and least prominent among electrical installers?

The shortage of electrical installers is most noticeable in Spain, and least noticeable in France and Germany.

  1. Which type of training is most attended among electrical installers in Germany?

Training sessions on home automation and solar panels are the most attended among electrical installers in Germany.

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