50% of UK workers want further training, research shows
Research from online training platform Course Library has found 50 per cent of UK workers want employers to make a greater investment in further training in boosting digital skills.
The study of 1,000 adults aged between 18 and 64 found that while the majority of UK businesses are not doing enough to provide training, UK workers have a strong interest in boosting digital skills.
The research showed UK workers believe boosting skills is important, with more than 65 per cent expressing concerns over the growing digital skills gap.
The majority of respondents (80 per cent) believe businesses in the UK are not doing enough to help workers enhance their digital skillset.
The study also explored the relationship between digital skills and employability. 90 per cent of respondents expressed interest in undergoing digital skills training if their employer offered it to them to help improve their CV and boost career development.
CV-Library Managing Director and Course Library Co-Founder Lee Biggins commented: “In today’s working world, digital skills have become more important than ever. Many individuals are seeking ways in which they can expand their technical expertise, and stand-out in an ever-competitive jobs market. At the same time, organisations want to attract the very best workers that will help their businesses to innovate and excel.”
Biggins stated that while bringing in new workers is a positive sign of growth for many companies, it is also important that businesses consider ways in which they can upskill their existing workforce. He added that introducing digital training schemes can not only benefit the company’s employees but also the business as a whole.