New research looks into what the industry wants from training

Published:  16 May, 2016

Industry professionals are prized trainers, according to new research from Logic4training; 72% of respondents agreed this is how they'd prefer to learn. The new survey provides an overview of people's thoughts on retraining after education, focusing on how and when people want to train.

The survey also found that students want more than qualifications. Acquiring knowledge on how to set up a business as well as confidence in their ability were as important as the qualification for 56% of participants. While findings showed practical training to be the most effective method, respondents to the survey reported a change in the way they learn, 39.8% claiming they learn best through watching, crediting sites like YouTube for tutorials.

Jonny Lawrence, Logic4training's digital marketing expert, said: "This survey provides an interesting insight into people's attitudes towards training. Despite the popularity of online learning, the findings confirm the value of industry based, practical training, where students can gain hands-on experience from professionals with real knowledge of the trade.

"The fact that students are recognising the importance of business skills and confidence as well as a specialist qualification is great news for the building services industry. It's this forward thinking that will help them to succeed in the future.”