If you wish to succeed in the dynamic and competitive environment that is the modern workforce, you will need something to give you an edge over your competition. By Jason Hargreaves of the Education & Skills Partnership


Employer-sponsored training – the development and skills training offered by an employer to their staff – has become an essential strategy for empowering employees and driving organisational growth. Are you getting the benefit of training in your organisation?

Benefits for employees
There is a multitude of benefits that employer-sponsored training adds value from an employee’s perspective, to name a few

• Boosts your confidence in doing your job well
• Higher job satisfaction
• Able to tackle complex tasks with ease
• Developing transferable skills
• Climb the corporate ladder within your organisation

Training up employees benefits the employers as well by creating a skilled and engaged workforce. When employees receive appropriate and comprehensive training, it allows them to gain confidence in their ability to perform their job effectively, builds self-assurance, and leads to higher productivity. Of course, this will ultimately lead to the success of the company, so it’s worth it for employers to invest in training.

Agile structures
Courses offering transferable skills give employers the opportunity to expand employees’ skillsets. This essentially increases versatility and agility within company structures, and forces adaptability and resilience. Such traits help the company to succeed in today’s competitive job market.


Career advancements
Employees who take the initiative to undergo further training are good investments. With regular training and upskilling, they are the perfect candidates for internal promotions, and succession planning.


Improve efficiency and productivity
With employer-sponsored training, employees can refine their abilities, acquire time-saving techniques, and adopt best practices in their respective fields. With this knowledge, employees become more efficient and productive. This is beneficial to both employee and employer alike.

With greater efficiency, you can accomplish more in less time. This in turn benefits the employer with increased productivity and reduced operational costs. Essentially, everyone wins!


Refresh the business with new ideas
If you need to invigorate your business with new ideas, training programmes might seem like a “thinking outside the box” strategy. But it’s a great way to bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the workplace as they encourage creative thinking and problem-solving.

This will make it easier to find solutions to organisational challenges. By allowing this kind of innovation, you might find that you
can easily improve processes, products, and services, actively contribute to the company’s growth and competitiveness in the market.

Organisations have a duty to encourage a love of learning
Employees who choose to continue learning are more likely to remain motivated and invested in their work, contribute to a positive work environment where employees feel encouraged to seek answers, and explore new areas of interest – all to
the benefit of their employers.

Find out about the types of training and their advantages
If your interest is piqued by the benefits of employers-sponsored training, you might be asked what exactly is out there? Learn about the different kinds of training – from short courses for immediate term results, to embedded on-the-job training through apprenticeships, and how the team at The Education & Skills Partnership can help you and your staff move forward, together.

Training employees empowers
As should be evidenced by now, employer-sponsored training is incredibly valuable for employees, providing them with numerous benefits that contribute to their personal growth and professional success.

Organisations can enhance the learning experience for employees with different types of training, such as short course training and apprenticeships, ensuring employees acquire practical skills and knowledge that align with their career aspirations.

As an employee, embracing training opportunities and encouraging your employer to invest in your development is a proactive step toward unlocking your potential and will go a long way in ensuring long-term success in the ever-evolving workplace – speak to your line manager now!

The difference in working with ESP
The Education & Skills Partnership team is passionate about learning and development. Find out about the difference in working with us and how we work with employers and employees alike to design a training and education programme that fits the needs of both parties.

Our learning and skills coaches are highly skilled and well-qualified in what they do. What’s most important to us is that our learners feel cared for and listened to, and that our courses help them fulfil their potential, progress in their profession, and meet their individual career development goals.

To discuss how we can support you on your journey of developing transferable skills, get in touch with our team for a free consultation.


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