New research has
found that a high proportion of employees fell that training is
overlooked at their company.
A study carried out by the Learning and Skills Council has found
that, of some 1000 employees questioned, nearly a third of them
said they would like to train on the extra day of the leap
Additionally, around 42 per cent of respondents stated that
training is unlikely to be given while more than half of employers
questioned said they would.
While improving productivity, earlier data from LSC shows that it
can be highly beneficial to workers too as they can expand their
salary from £2,000 to £3,000 every year, which may be significant
for graduates looking at what a potential employer
Commenting on the extra day provided by the leap year, Train to
Gain director Glenn Robinson said: "This is the perfect opportunity
to speak to your employer and ask for the training you need.
Improving your skills will help you take control of your future and
will have as much impact on your career as it will on your general
The LSC is a non-departmental public body that aims to improve the
skills of the UK's workforce.
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