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As we return into a more normal working world, you might be thinking about changing your current role or improving your career prospects.

There might be skills you want to gain, those which could be sharpened or some which you know you don’t have but always longed for. There has never been a better time to upskill and we explore why.

What is upskilling? 

Upskilling means gaining new skills through training and learning. It enables you to improve your practical skills and boost your confidence. You can do this through apprenticeships ranging from Level 2 to Level 5, or short courses covering a variety of topics and sectors.

Upskilling also allows employers to mould colleagues into key players within the business who help to boost business performance. If you’re looking to strengthen your workforce and futureproof your business, you can read our dedicated information on how to upskill your staff through apprenticeships. 

What are the benefits to upskilling?

Boost employability

Learning new skills can help to boost your employability. Staff with a variety of skill sets are more likely to be given extra opportunities and asked to take on more responsibility, which could lead to a promotion. 

Increase job security

Gaining new knowledge in your chosen area of expertise could also increase job security. Showing that you are committed to your business is always a big plus for managers. Any new skills that can make you more productive at work and also increase your performance will ultimately help your career. 

New skills, new career

Learning new skills could result in finding a new career path that you like. This might give you the opportunity to change job roles or do something that makes you happy, which can give you job satisfaction. 

How do I upskill while employed?

Starting on a new training programme while working can seem daunting but a bit of proper planning and preparation can make the process as easy as possible. You can read our handy guide on how to upskill while working.

Not only is your employer there to help you achieve your goals but we’re also here to support you throughout your training. With allocated Learning Coaches ready to offer expert help and advice, you’ll be supported every step of the way. 

Find out more about how we can help by calling our friendly team on 03333 222 666

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