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Training within the workplace is beneficial to both the employer and the employee. What many employers don’t tend to realise however, is that employees actually want to train more.If you’re working for a company and you’re wondering how to broach the subject, there are a few tips that can help. The key is to go to your employer with a plan and reasons why they should give you additional training.

1: List potential training options

There are so many ways an employer can train you at work, but providing a list of the most cost effective ways will really help your cause. Make sure you highlight the skills each method will teach you and try to list at least five different types of training with differing costs as this will give your employer plenty of options. Just some of the training options available include job shadowing, college or university courses and one day seminars.

2: Provide a good argument

The main thing you need to do is convince your employer why the training is such a good idea. A good way to do this is to look at the skills you will learn and give examples of how they will help you to be more productive in your job. You could also chat to former students who have taken the same training and get testimonials from them; that way you’ll have evidence that the training works.

3: Offer to pay some of the costs

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If finances are a problem for the company, you could offer to pay some of the costs yourself. Splitting the bill could sway your employer to give you the training you want. Of course, it depends upon how badly you want the training. Sometimes you have to be willing to spend some of your own money to progress in your career.

If you don’t have the money to pay for training, you can always use the angle that you could train others within the company. Once you’ve gained new skills, you can pass on what you have learnt to other members of the team. This is a huge advantage to your employer as they will save money in the long term and boost staff productivity.

The most important thing is to make sure the training you want is valuable to both you and the company. Some employers worry that once their staff have additional skills, they will start to look for employment elsewhere. If this is a concern, you can offer to sign a 12 month contract which states you won’t be looking for work elsewhere.

No matter how long you’ve been working with a company, there’s always further training you can do. You just have to know how to approach your employer to get the approval you need. Having a range of options available will definitely help, so don’t be afraid to ask for the training you want. If anything, it shows the employer that you are keen to learn and progress within the company.

 

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