Five of the most in-demand skills employers are looking for in 2019

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Here are five of the top skills employers are looking for in 2019 – and our best courses to help you gain them:

 

Project Management

Our recommended course: This comprehensive Project Management Study Package, offered by IT Online Learning, is perfect for anyone looking to start or progress a career in project management.

What does the course include? As part of the package, you’ll get access to an introductory Project Management Fundamentals course – plus four industry recognised and fully accredited Project Management Foundation courses: PRINCE2 Foundation, AgilePM Foundation, Change Management Foundation & Business Analysis Foundation.

Best feature: As well as including the official exams, the package also includes full recruitment and career support to students – and a money back guarantee is available if they can’t help you secure your first role in project management.

Why study project management? Project Managers are needed in practically every industry, which means highly-skilled (see also: qualified) PMs are always in high demand. In fact, those who are PRINCE2® Practitioner qualified can expect to earn a salary in the region of £50,000 with a little experience.

Perfect for: People who want to get the most out of others (and get paid for it).

Project Management package

 

Accounting

Our recommended course: AAT is the number one qualification for aspiring accountants – and this AAT Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma will get you job-ready in next to no time.

What does the course include? Topics covered include everything from bookkeeping and computerised accounting, right through to calculating tax rates and final accounts preparation. And, aside from the qualifications, you’ll get full tutor support throughout your course – and even a free study plan.

Best feature: Free AAT Membership is included – an e-Careers exclusive – which means you can take full advantage of the benefits offered by the world’s largest professional body of Accountants. Additionally, 95% of students pass their AAT exams after completing the course.

Why study AAT? Because the qualifications they offer are internationally recognised, companies such as Sainsbury’s, P&G, Morgan Stanley, the Ministry of Defence and many more see AAT as a must-have for their accounting teams. In fact, over 90% of UK Accountants start their careers with AAT.

Perfect for: People who want to look after their figures.

AAT course

 

Cyber Security

Our recommended course: The Cyber Security Professional package, also offered by e-Careers, which combines just about all of the flagship tech certifications you could ever ask for.

What does the course include? Well, where do we start? Aside from the Mile2 Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) certification (which is endorsed by the likes of NASA), you’ll get a vast range of CompTIA courses – including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and more.

Best feature: This package includes exclusive access to Labs, where you can practice what you have learned in a simulated experience. In other words, you can try your hand at Password Cracking, Attacking Databases and Attacking Web Applications – as often as you want.

Why study cyber security? By 2019 there will be a skills gap of over 1 million people worldwide in cyber security. And there’s no better place to start than with Mile2, CompTIA and e-Careers. Let’s face it, what other course could you take that’s fully endorsed by the FBI?

Perfect for: People who are looking to start a lucrative career in tech.

Cyber Security bundle

 

Digital Marketing

Our recommended course: One of the leading marketing courses – not to mention one of our most popular courses on the whole site – is the CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing.

What does the course include? You’ll get all the essential knowledge and skills you need to plan, implement and monitor effective digital marketing campaigns. Topics covered include digital marketing staples such as SEO, Pay Per Click (PPC), online advertising, e-mail marketing and social media.

Best feature: Business Consort, who run the course, are currently offering the Diploma for just £949 – more than 50% off RRP – making them the cheapest of all CIM study centres worldwide.

Why study digital marketing? Firstly, it can be incredibly lucrative, with average salaries reaching somewhere between £50-100K. What’s more, 83% of students have either gained a pay rise or promotion, or even found a new job in digital marketing, after completing this course. So if you’re looking for a career with excellent promotion prospects, this could be it.

Perfect for: People who are on Instagram at work right now.

Digital Marketing Diploma

 

Customer Service

Our recommended course: This versatile Customer Service Level 2 qualification will help you develop your customer service skills, enhance your day-to-day interactions with customers and boost your CV.

What does the course include? This course will help you develop the knowledge and principles that underpin outstanding customer care. So whether you want to be better at identifying customer needs, learn how to exceed expectations, or even find out the best way to deal with difficult customers, this course has you covered.

Best feature: You can take the whole course online, at your own pace – and complete it in as little as just 11 weeks. It’s also completely FREE for eligible learners.

Why study customer service? Excellent customer service is essential in almost every industry, meaning this course can aid career progression in sectors including customer service, sales, retail, hospitality and many more.

Perfect for: People who think the customer is always right (but they’re not always sure why).

Customer Service course

 

 

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