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New Horizons London

More City Firms Looking to Upskill Workers’

IT Skills in 2022 

Leading IT trainer and education provider New Horizons is reporting a rise in City workers signing up to Microsoft-based IT courses and other workplace software packages. Many of the courses cover software frequently used for remote work and customer management, indicating that firms have been adopting long-term remote- or hybrid working practices well before the Westminster government’s new guidelines for people to work from home due to the omicron covid variant. and technology is the core resource being used to keep operations running smoothly.

Alan Deery, Director of New Horizons, said:

“For many firms, de-centring the office has become a hallmark step in the post-covid workplace revolution, and virtual connection is a core element of this new world of work.”

Employment has also emerged as a likely motivator for the trend in course uptake seen at New Horizons. In a recent PWC global workforce survey, 77% of respondents said they are “ready to learn new skills or completely re-train” and 74% see training as a matter of personal responsibility. Additionally, a recent report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that 44% of employers are tackling hiring challenges by upskilling staff.

 

Alan Deery said:

“Companies looking to attract and retain talent are increasingly seeing the importance of offering training and development opportunities. Supporting existing staff adds value to their work experience and to the company in return, and in a competitive job market, non-salary benefits like training courses make roles and organisations stand out to new hires.”

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Notes to Editors:

About Alan Deery:

A specialist in technology training, Alan Deery has been providing learning solutions to organisations globally for nearly two decades. This has covered basic introductions to computers up to migrations for organisations with tens of thousands of users around the globe in multiple languages and cultures.

About New Horizons London:

New Horizons London provides local training with a global reach. As the official training partner for technology leaders such as Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, VMware, and ITIL, they offer a wide range of IT and business skills courses in-person and online with the option to send instructors to deliver courses on-location. The company is part of the largest independent IT Training Provider, New Horizons Computer Learning Centres, who deliver more courses than any other IT training company.