Employees’ training needs and expectations differ dramatically depending on
their age, gender, location and domestic context.
A survey of 1,000 working adults by Cambridge Online Learning (COL) reveals
twice as many 16-24 year-olds (33 per cent) are concerned about ‘levels of
support’ on courses than respondents aged 45-54 (15 per cent) and those over 55
(15 per cent).
The youngest age group is also significantly more motivated to undertake
training by ‘better job and salary prospects’ (75 per cent) than older
colleagues (47 per cent of 45-54 year-olds).
Older employees prefer courses with ‘relevance to real-life work’.
David Towler, CEO and principal of COL, said: "While demands grow for a
solution to the UK’s management skills gap – from both government and
businesses – training providers need to cater for the aspirations and
lifestyles of tomorrow’s managers."