Whether you’re a seasoned pro in the industry or you’re considering changing careers, a job in learning and development is not only massively rewarding, but flexible and in-demand. With the option of working in a myriad of areas including Commercial firms, Educational institutions and the Health service, it’s an ideal role for an enthusiastic extrovert with great communication skills. Here are the top perks of a career in learning and development, brought to you by our expert recruiters.
What Is L&D?
Learning and development is a field that provides training to employees and individuals. The main aim of this work is to help people to develop and manage their work related skills. Often a learning and development professional will develop a workforce’s capabilities, from practical skills to learning IT programmes. Examples of L&D roles include:
Affect Positive Change
In a role that develops people’s skills, you can expect to reap the rewards of helping people to grow and work independently, especially if you’re training young or vulnerable people to get back into work. Learning and development roles allow you to affect positive change in real time, with satisfying results. If you have great interpersonal skills and you love working one-on-one, then this job will make you feel like you’ve made a real difference in a person’s life.
Enhance Your Communication Skills
Excellent communication skills are required for a learning and development role, but there’ll still be challenges to overcome in the job that will allow you to enhance your communication methods towards people of all backgrounds and cultures.
Benefit From A Candidate-Driven Market
A candidate-driven market means that there are more roles available for jobs in learning development than people to fill them. This is advantageous because it means it’s a field of work that’s in demand, offering competitive salaries and benefits.
Embrace Flexible Working
One of the biggest perks of a role in learning and development is the possibility of flexible or home based working. You can be based from your house and travel to meet learners, and sometimes set your own hours, meaning freedom to organise your working schedule around your daily commitments.
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