Learning at Work Week 2023

What is Learning at Work Week 2023?

The 15th of May marks the beginning of Learning at Work Week 2023. The annual event is run by the charity Campaign for Learning, and the week is all about highlighting the importance of continuous learning and development in the work place.

The Importance of Continuous Learning

Continuous learning is all about expanding your knowledge and skill sets regularly. By introducing continuous learning programmes within businesses, employees are able to take advantage of opportunities they are given due to having the tools and resources for success.

Not only can continuously learning help with boosting productivity and career development, it can also improve an employee’s:

  • Sense of self-worth.
  • Job satisfaction.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Positivity levels.

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Create the Future

The theme for Learning at Work Week 2023 is ‘create the future’. Life-long learning is a great way for your team to grow personally and professionally. If you give your team right tools, your business will start to reap the rewards. You have to remember that by investing in the training of your employees you are also investing in their futures and the future of your business. You are preparing them for future roles they may take in the business, giving them the confidence to step into different positions within the company and be able to fulfil it to a high level.

Lifelong learning is critical to your employee’s success. It’s also an investment in the future of your organization and its ability to compete in a changing world.

If you want to start taking learning at work more seriously and want to help set your employees up for success, why not try…

  • Creating a plan to support employee learning at all levels of your organisation.
  • Identifying ways that you can help employees develop skills and knowledge related specifically or tangentially related to their jobs.
  • Communicating with employees about the benefits of lifelong learning.

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Learning at Work Week 2023 Promotes Employee Training

In 2020, government figures stated that employers spend a whopping £42 billion on training every year, which works out to be roughly £1,530 per employee. Therefore, investing in employee training is a must. You must remember that staff training is an investment. The more money that you put into it the greater the return will be.

There are loads of different ways that you can keep learning whether that is through formal methods such as university degrees or apprenticeships, or more informal methods such as listening to informative podcasts or watching videos. Everyone learns in unique ways so in order for people to benefit from continuous learning, they must do it in a way that suits their personal learning needs.

Allotts’ Apprentice Josie Explained Her Thoughts About Learning at Work Week and the Importance of Continuous Learning.

“Doing my apprenticeship has made me realise the importance of learning at work week and the message it carries. It is really important to have access to resources that aid training and make sure employees are aware of opportunities for them to further their knowledge.

Not only do I get training from my apprenticeship provider, but I also get on the job training from the Allotts team. It is clear that the team at Allotts promote the importance of learning at work as everyone is always pushing to provide the best work they can for clients whilst also encouraging and helping me with my training as I progress through my apprenticeship.

I have benefitted from a number of different training sessions so far during my apprenticeship on a number of topics including GDPR, PR writing basics and SEO.”

The frequent training undertaken by employees at Allott and Associates allows us to provide you with award-winning PR and marketing services.