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Month: May 2017

3 Ways to Keep Up to Date on Your Job Skills

3 Ways to Keep Up to Date on Your Job Skills



3 Ways to Keep Up to Date on Your Job Skills

Whether you are an employer looking to improve your staffs knowledge or someone who has been within a company for years but need to catch up on some of the latest techniques, keeping up to date with skills that your job requires is vital. In this article we will be exploring 3 ways you can increase your skill level in your work environment: research, peer to peer learning and training courses. We will start at the simplest and most cost effective way though research, and move onto the more reliable way of gaining accurate information through training courses.


In the modern workplace it’s difficult to find time for self-development and sometimes you will need to use some of your personal time on self-improvement. Researching a related topic and learning about it can be by far the most cost effective and quickest way of learning the most relevant and job crucial information. Whether you sign up to an online training course to simply looking into articles wrote about your chosen subject can dramatically improve your knowledge on that subject, helping you achieve a better standing in your workplace. In most workplaces you will need to learn new things and sometimes these skills are not taught by a colleague or course, but rather through your own personal research into a field.

Peer to Peer learning

Some of your colleagues will know about a subject that you may not, or might know a particular part that you need help with, this is why peer to peer learning exists, to help even the blanks between employees. This is also known as on the job learning which is becoming more and more common. Employers are not employing their staff on their skill basis but rather on their ability to work in the environment and show great enthusiasm. This allows other employees to help train the new member in what the job entails which in the majority of workplaces is completely different.

Training Courses

Training courses are one of the most effective way of learning applying both research and peer to peer learning with the knowledge of a dedicated instructor.  Training courses usually consist of a group of individuals all learning about a subject allowing them to gain knowledge from an industry expert. In these environments there is always the peer to peer learning aspect which comes from a member of the course helping another, there can also be a high level of research that can take place between times throughout the course.

An example of a provider of such courses include MPL Locksmith Training whose clients have stated that the training courses they have undertaken have allowed them to not only improve current skills but to learn new skills which allows their business to offer new services.

Not all training courses may be in small groups and some can be in large groups such as conferences which in the most case consist of a keynote speaker who will discuss the bulk of the information in an easy to take in fashion. This can be an effective way of learning as the speaker can cover a huge amount of information in a quick manner.

Top Five Cruises That Will Satisfy the Adventurer in You

Top Five Cruises That Will Satisfy the Adventurer in You

A lot of people think of cruises as holidays for the type who want nothing more than to laze in the sun for two straight weeks, but they actually offer a great deal of variety for travellers who want to see the world and facilities for those who want to stay active, making them a great option for adventurers. Here’s our pick of the top destinations to take your breath away.


If you’re interested in history, Ireland can be a great destination. One popular stop include Belfast, with its elegant castle just a ramble up Cave Hill and the chance to walk on the famous Giant’s Causeway. Many cruises also stop at Dublin where you can see the Book of Kells at the Trinity College Library.

Australia and New Zealand

With vast wildernesses and unique wildlife, cruises through Oceania offer experiences you can’t have anywhere else. The climate is great for outdoor activities and national parks are plentiful, so if you want to get moving and see something really special this is the route to take.

The Arctic

Many cruises pass through Alaska, which is home to some truly epic natural spectacles. Not only will Arctic cruises give you the chance to see incredible glaciers and the stunning Aurora Borealis, but you can even get a glimpse of humpback whales without even leaving the ship, or head further inland on a tour to see polar bears.

Mexico and the Western Caribbean

With everything from scuba diving to exploring historic archaeology sites and rambling through rainforests, routes through Central America truly offer something for everyone. Jamaica, in particular, offers a huge variety of activities including horse riding and river rafting.

Singapore to Malta

You can see swathes of the world on one trip with a cruise from Southeast Asia to Africa on a Black Watch cruise ship equipped with full fitness facilities and luxuries when you need to slow down. Visit Malaysia’s bustling modern capital of Kuala Lumpur, see wild elephants in Colombo, Sri-Lanka and visit tropical islands and pyramids all on one holiday. If you have the blood of an adventurer a grand trip like this should tick all your boxes, check out Planet Cruise for more information on adventure holiday cruises