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Using learning to move up the career ladder

Gaining a qualification or learning new skills can be a great way to help you progress in your career. 

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Learning can give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to progress. In some jobs you can't move up the ladder unless you have particular qualifications.

Before you do anything, have a good think about why and how you would like to progress within your existing career area.

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Support from your current employer

  • Investigate the training and development opportunities offered by your current employer. You could raise this during your appraisal, or speak to your manager or someone in human resources.
  • Some employers are prepared to pay some or all your course costs and give you time off to study.
  • Find out about any work-related courses that might enable you to use your place of work to provide the evidence of your learning/competence and/or undertake project work. Also explore professional development courses.

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