How do I find out about training options within my organisation?

For any good employer, developing the skills of their staff should be a key strategic goal. Besides raising the skills levels of the workforce (and thus the effectiveness of the organisation), training provides motivation and increases staff loyalty.

Ask your colleagues, manager or HR department what training options are available for you. If the employer offers nothing itself, then find out about suitable courses that you can take externally and ask if your organisation will give you the time and funding necessary to participate. Your employer will benefit as much from your training as you will.

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