The labour market will change drastically in the next few years in the UK. Several very large and complex problems will be hitting the country over the next few years, each with its own challenges. In the immediate term, there is Brexit. The complicated process of leaving the EU is supposed to be complete by the spring of 2019, adding huge amounts of uncertainty to various sectors. There is a current skills shortage and a looming labour shortage on the horizon. Automation threatens to eliminate swathes of jobs in many sectors. Workers are also living longer and retiring later, presenting the challenges of crowding in certain sectors and the need for newer workers to consider the possibility of several careers over a lifetime.
The skills gap is well-worn territory. A shortage of people with skills in the trades and various other technical areas like engineering are in short supply, forcing employers to sit on their money.
The business revolution requires new skills
We operate in an ever changing, technical market. We need to adopt a different approach to the way that we trade and at the same time, observe the shifts in business structure and the reshaping of commerce in order to recognise the supply and demand for talent both nationally and internationally. To satisfy customers’ needs and in order to survive in the changing business environment, businesses are demanding new skills from their workforce. Talent is often in short supply and this is why we need to look at the skills of our existing workforce. We need to develop more work based training approaches to encourage and improve skills to enhance lean productivity and increase growth and profit.
It is more imperative than ever to invest in individuals. The more you invest in your workers, through continued education programs, the more people see in return. A continually educated workforce will be more nimble in responding to economic changes and thus make their businesses more competitive. Continuous education also gives workers new skills they can apply to their jobs, or jobs that they get later in life. Proactive upskilling is also vital to make sure employees’ skills are fresh and up to date.
The advantages of up-skilling your own workforce:
Up-skilling your own workforce is an option that merits consideration. It is an extremely viable approach to fill that ever increasing skills gap and use your existing resources for the betterment of your company.
Let’s consider some of the benefits:
- You already know who you can rely upon, whom you can trust and who makes the most endeavour
- You may already know who may match your criteria
- You already employ them and therefore the expense in time and money in recruitment will be reduced
- You are likely to benefit the most both in terms of increasing our employees skills as well as staff retention
- You will provide a more encouraging vibrant workplace when promoting from within
Introduction to our corporate Services:
No matter how small the company or how large the corporation, the UK Training College is perfectly equipped to deliver effective training efficiently, professionally tailored to meet the requirements of each corporate client and their employees in the UK or overseas.
Since establishing the UK Training College in 1996, we have offered training in a multitude of subjects including Computer Servicing, Logistics & Supply Chain Operations/Management, Business Improvement Techniques, Teacher Training and Assessing and obviously intend to add many more as we grow alongside our corporate clients.
We offer In House, Group Skype Online mixed with Self Study tuition. Another highly effective option for corporate training is to embed elements of workplace scenarios into the course so that learning is adapted and tailored to the requirements and approaches of each individual company. In short, we can deliver custom made courses which provide the best opportunities for our corporate clients and their employees.
We do, after all, respect the fact that each company, small or large, UK or internationally based works hard at maintaining their own identity and reputation by building a team of employees who want to be the best that they can be and move forward with the company. It is for this reason that we are keen to be as flexible and adaptable as we possibly can to meet each company’s training needs using our many years of experience to achieve the highest level of success for each of their employees.
Apprenticeship Levy (Planned to be in effect 2016 to 2020):
Every company whom exceeds a turnover of £3 million would be well advised to adhere to the following changes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work#pay-apprenticeship-levy. Please do take advantage of this scheme that the government is offering and we at “The UK Training College” would be delighted to act as your “associate” Training Department. We can undertake all the necessary steps to help your employees to upskill their talents which will enhance your organisation’s productivity as well as increasing profit as a result of talent management.
The advantages for up-skilling your own workforce.
Up-skilling your own workforce is an option worthy of consideration. It is an extremely viable approach to fill that ever increasing skills gap and use your existing resources for the betterment of your company.
“Having personally visited over 50 countries worldwide and having worked for British, American and Japanese companies throughout my career, not only do I appreciate the need to be ethnically and culturally aware but understand how successful training improves staff confidence and self-worth, increases motivation and ultimately reaps financial rewards.
Thank you for considering our services and giving us the opportunity to provide your training requirements”.