Learning at Work Week puts a spotlight on the importance of continual learning and development in the workplace. This is something that we champion in the wider print sector, especially with young people starting out in their careers.
To help navigate the information out there, we’ve compiled some of the best advice to help you learn while working.
What’s your learning style?
It’s helpful to think about how you respond best to content, whether through visuals, audio, reading, or taking a more hands-on approach. Knowing this can help you choose the right training course suited for your learning style. Why not take a questionnaire to help find out what works for you?
Do you have a personal development plan?
Having one in place can help you set a structured plan of action on the steps you need to take in order to get to your goals. You may be able to speak to your employer and complete one with your line manager or HR department, or if you’re feeling confident, put a plan together yourself. Here are some of Jem’s top tips for putting a personal development plan together.
Are you making the most of your team’s knowledge?
Don’t underestimate the power of connecting with your colleagues as a resource for learning. Every member of a team will have their own skills and specialist knowledge areas they’ve developed over time, so actively engaging with various people is an excellent way of learning in the flow of work.
Have you thought about formal courses?
Training courses can help with supplementing gaps in our learning which can’t always be done with resources at work. They can also boost the skills we do have by keeping us up to date with the latest knowledge. Speak to your employer about what training budgets there may be for you to use and if you’ve found a course, why it will benefit you and your development.
Winners of our Rising Stars Awards are awarded up to £1500 for training of their choice. Applications for next year will open early 2023. To be first to know about the awards, make sure you sign up to our newsletter.