Many employers offer structured training programmes which let employees develop through work. What happens depends on the employer and the level of the position. For example, school leaver and graduate programmes often involve a level of training, to help you transition from study to work.
Work-based training programmes can help you develop the skills you need to do your job, retrain to move to different positions or work towards promotions. You might have a series of steps which you’re expected to work through within a set amount of time.
It’s useful to find out what’s on offer through different employers when you’re looking for a job.
You may be able to access external training through your employer. Find out if there is a training budget for the department, or if you can request training as part of your personal development.
For example, your employer may be able to support you if you want to attend a particular course, event or workshop. Some employers also support employees through college courses or degrees, where you’d study part-time alongside work.
Speak to your manager or HR department to find out what’s available to you.