IT Training - Keep up to Date

One of the dangers of contracting is that your skills may become outdated, especially if you are working on a long contract. While the same could be said for permanent staff, they often have access to free training, and have more of a say in the development of new skills on-site.

It is worth investing in 'weekender' training courses to keep up-to-date with changes in technology, or using the increasing number of free internet and CBT based training courses.

Some employers seem willing to send contractors on training courses alongside their permanent colleagues, so don't be afraid to push for training if you can justify yourself to your employer.

We also recommend looking at the vast range of free (or low cost) online technology courses.