It’s important to constantly improve and build on yourself – at any level, in any industry. Things are always changing. If you’re not learning new skills, or developing ones you already have – it’ll be difficult to progress and develop.
Cross-skilling is when you either learn new skills, or develop ones you’ve already learnt, for a different type of job to what you’ve worked in previously. For example – you may consider cross-skilling when making the change from Construction to Care.
When cross-skilling, you begin to think about how your qualifications and training can be developed and applied in your new role, to make you a more desirable candidate.
Improving/Acquiring new Skills
There are plenty of ways of acquiring new, or improving old, skills. The route you go down in order to do this will depend entirely on where you are now, and where you want to be. You may consider going to college to get a qualification in Care. Or, you may want to dive straight into an Apprenticeship. However, the choice is all yours…
Learn more about some of the most useful qualifications for a career in Care.