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Extra day 'should be used for training'

Published: Tuesday, 19 February 2008   Category: Life after graduation

New research has shown that many employees would like the extra day in the leap year to be used for training at work.

A study by the Learning and Skills Council questioned some 1,000 employees and discovered that nearly a third of workers in the UK would like to spend the extra day training if given the chance.

Graduates may also be interested to learn that earlier data from the LSC found that if time and money is allocated to sufficient training, employees can boost their salary from between £2,000 to £3,000 per year.

Commenting on the issue, Train to Gain director Glenn Robinson said: "This is the perfect opportunity to speak to your employer and ask for the training you need. Improving your skills will help you take control of your future and will have as much impact on your career as it will on your general well being."

The LSC is a non-departmental public body that aims to improve the skills of the UK's workforce.

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