Learning and Skills Council suggests making a training proposal on February 29

Traditionally February 29 is the day for women to propose marriage to men but this year, according to the Learning & Skills Council (LSC), employees should make a training proposal.

It recently polled 1,014 employees on what they would like to do on the extra working day in this leap year. Some 31% said they’d like to attend a training course, while 17% opted for tidying their workspace, 11% networking, or talking to colleagues and contacts, while 1% chose sitting through company presentations.

But 32% of those polled said none of the above and 8% didn’t know.

The online survey, carried out between February 7 and 11, was part of Train to Gain research. Director Glenn Robinson said: “Given that it’s a leap year why not propose to an employer? This is the perfect opportunity for staff to speak to their employer and ask for the training they need.”

Almost half of those polled said training is often overlooked in their workplaces, while 42% said their employer was unlikely to give them training.

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