Over 68 per cent of employees believe that vocational
training helps banish work-related stress, according to research by UK Skills.
The survey of 1,300 employees shows that vocational training
can combat stress at work by increasing employee competence, confidence and job
It also shows that two-thirds of employees are prepared to
sacrifice their own time to undertake training.
“Britain’s workforce has a clear appetite for training and
we are seeing a growing number of employees taking the initiative for their own
workplace training,” said Linda Ammon, chief executive of UK Skills, which manages
the National Training Awards.
She added, “The big message for employers is that employees
are prepared to meet them half-way when it comes to training.”