This week, our MD, Greg Ashmore, was featured in Recruiter magazine! He chatted to them about some recent survey results, indicating that 62% of UK workers say they are prepared to learn a new skill or retrain to maintain employability.
Here's what Greg had to say on the subject:
"Certainly within our industry (FinTech) I've seen a real change in direction of individual's willingness to learn new skills, especially when it comes to technology. Many candidates that I've met with have either trained themselves in disciplines such as coding, or have paid privately to achieve these qualifications.
Candidates are understanding the demand and desire for technology in the workplace and realise that in order to create longevity within their career, they need to be open to learning new skills.
Talented people will always be somewhat hard to find in a candidate driven market, but what's changed is the individual's desire to being something different to the table. Meeting talented people with unique offerings is now the norm - a java developer with a Prince 2 qualification, or a Project Manager with an ACCA. It keeps it exciting."
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