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How Your Career Benefits from Ongoing Training

The benefits from ongoing training snowball for enhancing your personal skills and improving your job overall. This is highly valuable for both you and your employer, who doesn’t want to lose a good worker. From embracing new tech to increased profits, there are many reasons to consider keeping up with training, and all of them will help you become better at your job.

It is a Legal Requirement for Some Jobs

There are some jobs that benefit more from training throughout the course of your career. Many are optional and will be asked by your employer, such as IT and networking. Yet some are also mandated by law, such as licensed professions. These include financial, law, and medical, including ARF recertification for the care sector. Without more training and skills development in these careers, you can lose the legal right to continue in the sector or specifically related jobs.

The Benefits of Ongoing Training Include Tech

There isn’t an industry untouched by technology these days. From using desktop PCs to fully automated or AI systems, the tentacles of technology reach far and wide. An unwillingness to embrace new technologies risks you becoming unfamiliar with sector changes, and you could lose your job. Around 20% of workers feel that technology is being introduced too quickly, with a third of workers surveyed admitting they will need more training to come to terms with changes.

A Higher Chance of Keeping Your Job

Putting the time and effort into your work isn’t done for nothing. Of course, you dedicate yourself because you feel something for the role. So why risk it by not keeping up with skills and training? Training helps you stay ahead of changes and improves your knowledge. But it also helps an employer save money by not having to hire someone else to replace you. Something most companies value above all else because it is so expensive. So, show them your value.

Improves Personal Work Performance

It is possible to become a shrinking violet at work when you are having trouble keeping up with what is expected of you. And this is a disaster for your personal work performance. Your employer will soon see that you are struggling and may have no choice but to replace you. However, you have a greater chance of doing your job as well as it can be done, and more, when you keep up with the latest industry skills, trends, and changes and demonstrate it.

Helps Make You a Model Employee

All employers love a model employee. When you make yourself irreplaceable, you get noticed, and this can have a major positive impact on your future at a company. But how does training actually help you form day-to-day? More than skills, some benefits include the following:
  • Improves your attendance at your work and helps you feel better about going in.
  • Better knowledge and skills help maintain a positive work attitude.
  • Training plays a key role in accepting changes and adapting to new methods.
  • You can expand your work-based network of fellow professionals and colleagues.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills benefit from enhancing your knowledge.
  • Learning begets itself, and you will feel more comfortable learning more.
  • It becomes clearer when you make mistakes and can easily ask for feedback.

Having the valuable skills needed for a role is only half of the challenge. To truly demonstrate your worth to an employer, you must demonstrate a host of competencies. Having these behaviors and attitudes toward your day-to-day work elevates your work-based profile.

Productivity will be Improved

Wyatt Earp once stated that speed is great, but accuracy is better. When you know how to do something well, there is much less chance of making mistakes. Any employer would love to see fast and productive work. But they also understand that speed can be the enemy of productivity because it introduces the chance for mistakes. Productivity should begin with being able to do a job as well as possible, and how fast you can do it will become second nature with enough time.

You are Prepared for More Responsibilities

The whole point of working hard and improving yourself is to climb the proverbial ladder at work. This can be a great motivator, especially if you start at the bottom. Getting the training you need helps you take on more responsibilities bit by bit. Taking on a more important workload demonstrates you can handle work in the best interest of your employer. Because of this, you are much more likely to be considered for internal recruitment programs through promotions.

Your Employer Benefits from Ongoing Training

You can attend training and education programs on your own merit, or your employer may provide these for you. Employers actually like to invest in their employees, and many big companies reserve money for this (which is also tax deductible) because they know this is a great way to improve the lives of employees while also increasing profits. Surveys of companies have shown that employers enjoy an 11% average increase in profit from employee training.

Overall Job Satisfaction is Improved

It can be disheartening to go to a job you don’t enjoy. Maybe you have to because you have children to look after, so any job will be done in this case. But if you have a choice about it, pursuing a career you will enjoy and have prospects is the best way forward. With the right training, you will also enjoy your job more. Now, understanding your role or how to do something can put you on the spot or make you feel less valued, which is reversed with skills confidence.


Some jobs require legal licensing that only benefits from ongoing training within a sector. However, knowing where you stand at work and what you can offer also improves your overall stature and helps show you are a model employee. Many of these benefits will also help ensure you enjoy your job and help you feel like you are getting somewhere based on what you offer.