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6th May 2020 Personal Development

How are you keeping yourself busy during lockdown?

Now is an excellent time to think about personal development. The launch of free training courses from the Government could be just the thing to keep you busy which will also help to improve your prospects when the crisis is over. Taking advantage of these free courses will pay off in the long term so we encourage accessing this to ensure your CV is ready for the post-crisis economy.

New government Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit, is an online platform which gives free digital and numeracy courses recently launched by the Government and are available to anyone who wants to complete them. These courses, with ranging levels from beginner to advanced, are provided by organisations such as Google, the Open University and Cisco.

Importance of digital skills

Maths and digital skills are highly valued by employers and it is not just technology jobs that require digital skills. It has become a requirement across all industries. There is an estimated 82% of job vacancies requiring some form of digital skills, however, there is strong evidence that many of us lack the basics. A 2019 study by Lloyds Bank found that 17.3 million working people (53%) in the UK do not have the essential digital skills that are required for their work.

So, to ensure you are up to speed and your CV can appropriately displays your digital literacy, visit:

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