On the job...training that is.

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On the job...training that is.

A survey just published by the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University has found that almost three quarters of UK workers think that they could achieve so much more if only they were given more on the job training.

The results are the culmination of a four year survey of thousands of private sector workers that questioned them about their views on training and their careers. Most wanted more training so that they could develop - more than 80 per cent said that they would consider working (training) at home whilst 70 per cent would even consider paying towards the cost of any course.

However, employers were to an extent found to fear training because they feared upskilled staff being poached by other employers.

It's a shame, from the employees point of view, that the Government killed off the legislation that would have given staff from all sizes of firm the right to request time off to train.

This was first published in June 2011

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