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Investing in Your Team: The Importance of Upskilling Staff

May 28, 2024

Companies that prioritise the development and growth of their employees are the ones that thrive. Upskilling, the process of teaching employees’ new skills to improve their performance and adapt to changing industry demands, has become a critical strategy for organisations looking to stay competitive, boost productivity, and foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

One area where upskilling can have a significant impact is in leadership and management roles. By investing in the development of team leaders and operations managers, companies can unlock the full potential of their workforce and drive long-term business success.

Are Apprenticeships the solution?

Apprenticeships are often associated with young people just starting their careers, but this is a common misconception. In reality, apprenticeships are a valuable tool for developing and training staff of all ages and experience levels. Whether you’re looking to upskill existing employees or bring new talent into your organisation, apprenticeships offer a cost-effective solution that combines on and off-the-job training with structured learning. By investing in apprenticeships, companies can tap into a wider pool of potential talent, improve employee retention, and build a more skilled and adaptable workforce. Additionally, government funding and support for apprenticeships can make them an even more attractive option for businesses looking to maximise their training budgets. So, if you’re looking for a way to develop your staff and drive business success, don’t overlook the power of apprenticeships – they might just be the key to unlocking your team’s full potential.

  • 100% of employers agree that apprentices were acquiring the relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours for their job role
  • 89% employers either agree or strongly agree that BPIF Training communicates effectively with their organisation to establish strong links between the training employees receive at work and the training provided by BPIF Training
  • 89% employers agree or strongly agree that BPIF Training work well with their organisation to review individual progress and to plan their future training needs
  • 94% employers agree that BPIF Training delivers training that is up to date and industry relevant
  • 94% employers would recommend BPIF Training to other employers
  • 96% of employers with apprentices have experienced at least one benefit from taking on apprentices, and most can count at least 8 benefits
  • 74% of employers say that apprentices improved products or service quality, and
  • 78% say that they improved productivity. Apprentices become highly skilled even before they finish their training.
  • 69% of employers say that employing apprentices improved staff retention.
  • 73% of employers say that staff morale is improved by having apprentices.

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The Benefits of Upskilling Team Leaders and Operations Managers

  • Enhanced Leadership Skills: Upskilling programs focused on leadership development can help team leaders and operations managers improve their communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. By learning how to effectively motivate, guide, and support their teams, these leaders can create a positive work environment that encourages collaboration, creativity, and high performance.
  • Improved Operational Efficiency: Operations managers who participate in upskilling programs can gain a deeper understanding of industry best practices, lean manufacturing principles, and process optimisation techniques. By applying this knowledge to their daily work, they can streamline operations, reduce waste, and improve overall efficiency, leading to cost savings and increased profitability.
  • Increased Employee Engagement and Retention: When companies invest in upskilling their team leaders and operations managers, they send a clear message that they value their employees’ growth and development. This can lead to increased job satisfaction, higher levels of engagement, and reduced turnover rates. Employees who feel supported and empowered to grow within their roles are more likely to stay with the company long-term and contribute to its success.
  • Better Change Management: In an era of constant change and disruption, effective change management is a critical skill for leaders at all levels. Upskilling programs that focus on change management can help team leaders and operations managers develop the skills and strategies needed to navigate organisational transitions, communicate effectively with their teams, and maintain productivity during times of uncertainty.
  • Increased Innovation: By exposing team leaders and operations managers to new ideas, technologies, and best practices through upskilling programs, companies can foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Leaders who are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills are better positioned to identify opportunities for growth, implement new strategies, and drive business success.

Implementing Upskilling Programs for Team Leaders and Operations Managers

At BPIF Training, we offer a range of upskilling programs designed specifically for team leaders and operations managers in the printing and packaging industries. Our Business Apprenticeship programs provide participants with the skills, knowledge, and qualifications needed to excel in their roles and drive business success.

What sets BPIF Training apart from other training providers? Our unparalleled expertise and focus on the printing and packaging industry. As industry specialists, we tailor our training programs to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by businesses. By delivering training that is directly applicable to your specific operations, we ensure that the skills and knowledge acquired by your employees are not only relevant but also immediately actionable.

Want to know what Apprenticeships are right for your business?

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