UK businesses to ramp up investment in IT skills

by | Dec 12, 2013 | Clients in the Media, News

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A new survey from Accenture has revealed that many businesses will be investing significantly more money into IT training for their employees throughout 2014, putting innovative training companies like New Horizons in an even greater position.

In today’s society, it is not uncommon for workers to have to use a computer or other mobile device at least once a week, if not once a day. However, recent surveys have revealed a massive skills gap across industries which is only getting wider as technology advances at a rapid rate. These skill gaps mean potential losses for companies whose employees are simply not as up to speed with technology as their competitors’ employees are.

The latest survey follows news that the UK economy has just seen its third consecutive quarter of growth. Earlier this month, the International Monetary Fund upgraded its growth forecasts for the UK by more than any other advanced economy. Britain is now expected to outpace many of its European peers in terms of growth for the next five years and businesses are responding by kick-starting investment in-house in order to maximise the value and efficiency of their own workforces.

New Horizons franchisees provide essential IT training to those who are struggling to keep up with the demands of modern technology and are now offering exclusive territories in the UK. Over the last 30 years, more than 30+ million people have been made more valuable through their services.New Horizons is the world’s largest independent IT training company. With a network of over 300 training centres in 60 countries, they are Microsoft’s largest training provider, delivering more than 40% of all authorised Microsoft training worldwide.

Many training and mentoring services are often seen as a luxury and, as such, are the first to be cut when budgets are tight. However, New Horizons has witnessed a number of varying business cycles over the years and with the increased usage of virtual classroom training (New Horizons Online LIVE®) and flexible classroom training (Mentored Learning®). Franchisees enjoy a dynamic business model that allows for more consistent student demand for their services as technology continues to change and develop at a phenomenal pace. In short, New Horizons training methodologies and business strategies allow franchisees to be minimally, if at all, affected by any future downward fluctuations in the economy.

Along with an award-winning training programme and comprehensive support package, new franchisees are offered an exclusive territory in a major city along with training programmes for all employees. In addition, the package includes ongoing training events and annual conferences, a wide variety of live online events, self-paced e-learning resources and a wealth of tools that franchisees can use to train their employees.

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