To mark Learning at Work Week, which is taking place on 15th-21st May 2023, we wanted to use our top 5 series to discuss the key benefits of learning in the workplace, especially for roles similar to what is offered by us at TRIQS Consulting.
This year’s theme for Learning at Work Week is “Create the Future”, which is especially relevant given the news about the current skills gap and ageing workforce in the industry, so this type of learning can bring the next generation into much-needed jobs.
Our top 5 advantages of learning at work include:
- It promotes teamwork
Especially for a new employee, this can be a great opportunity to get to know colleagues and managers better, and promote a positive work environment overall. Nobody wants to feel alone in a new job, after all! Plus, there is always something new to learn, and different people have varying skills and knowledge that they can transfer to those around them.
- It aids career progression
If you always feel like you’re doing the same thing and are never learning, you are likely to feel unfulfilled and want to look elsewhere. However, if you are continuously learning, you can make continuous progression in the same workplace, which can lead to more responsibilities, greater pay etc.
- It can be financially beneficial
Many people are seeking alternatives to university or internships, and learning on the job means you get paid for the work you are doing! Here at TRIQS, we are proud to support apprenticeships – we gave our top 5 tips for prospective quantity surveying apprentices in our previous blog here.
- It’s more flexible
Jobs that are more flexible are often the most appealing, and that goes beyond hybrid working! As opposed to classroom learning where there may be a more rigid schedule, on the job learning can be adopted on a need-to-know basis, and makes sure you only need to learn what’s relevant to your role.
- It’s easier applied
This is particularly relevant in construction roles, as you will often have a chance to go to site to apply what you have been learning. And if you are a more visual learner, this can be more beneficial than simply learning from a textbook or other traditional methods.
Last Learning at Work Week, we spoke to TRIQS apprentice Finley Wardley about his experiences with us, which you can read here.
Do you agree with our top 5 benefits of on-the-job learning? Are there any more that you would add? Let us know, and follow TRIQS Consulting on social media for more of the latest news.