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Celebrating Learning At Work Week with TRIQS

This week marks Learning At Work Week (13th-19th May), which is nationally led by Campaign for Learning, and by learning champions in their organisation!

Their theme for this year is “learning power”, to explore how lifelong and continual learning gives power for change, growth and achievement for personal and business goals.

Here at TRIQS, we are firm champions of learning on the job, and so we’ve compiled the benefits, ways to learn on the job and more below:

Top 5 benefits of learning at work

For last year’s Learning At Work Week, we discussed our top benefits of learning on the job, which included:

  1. Promotion of teamwork
  2. Aiding career progression
  3. The financial benefit
  4. More flexibility
  5. Easier to apply skills learnt

To read more, check out the full blog here.

Choosing an apprenticeship as a path into the industry

One of the most exciting parts of being in the industry is the various paths into roles, designed so everyone can find their ideal route.

This includes apprenticeships; during the 2022/23 academic year, it was recorded that there were over 33,000 apprentices starting their training in construction-based courses, 7000 more than the previous year.

Previously, TRIQS did a Q&A with one of our quantity surveying apprentices at the time, Finley Wardley, about what they had learnt from their time with us.

Finley said: I believe an apprenticeship was the best option for me, as I gain valuable work experience and a degree at the same time.

“I’ve learnt a lot about the roles of a QS and what is required to do my job correctly. I’ve also learnt traffic management layouts and a lot about roads and highways – different assets/elements etc.”

Check out the full Q&A here.

Other learning at work initiatives

A recent addition that has promoted learning on the job is T-Levels – this is an alternative to A-Levels for 16 to 19 year olds, giving them an opportunity to gain a gold standard vocational course.

One of the key benefits of T-Levels include getting to go on placement; whilst 80% of time is spent in the classroom, 20% is spent on a minimum 9 week placement with an employer, so they can learn on the job and gain valuable skills for their future career.

Read more about T-Levels and what’s available for those interested in construction-related careers here.

If you want a role that promotes learning on the job and ongoing career progression, email contacttriqs@triqs.com for more information about our current opportunities across various sectors.