Our survey ‘The new normal: Skills for success’ asked 2,000 people, both employed and unemployed:
About their training and development over the last six months
How the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their development
How their career paths have changed
We also asked almost 500 employers about the skills they want in their workforce and how this has changed since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whether you are looking for work, or are currently employed and want to progress your career – there has never been a better time to upskill or reskill yourself. This guide
will give you all the tools you need to learn new – or improve existing – skills to help you stand out from the competition.
Some of the key highlights in the guide include:
The best ways to quickly upskill yourself in key areas
The top skills UK employers are looking for
Upskilling for a promotion and future proofing
Reskilling for getting a new job
Why is upskilling so important right now?
Take on the competition: The job market has become increasingly competitive, with applications up 55% compared to the start of the year
Stand out from the crowd: 36% of jobseekers have upskilled themselves in the last year, not doing so could put you at a disadvantage
Shorten your job search: 31% of those out of work have been searching for their next job for three months or more. Of those that had been made redundant, 23% have applied for at least 50 jobs