Get career ready with Regent
Regent Learning’s career support – Career X – will give you the confidence and skills to help you find, apply and land that job you’ve always wanted. Whether it be honing your CV, knowing what to expect at interviews or deciding on your short and long-term career goals, we’ve got it covered with Career X.
- Developing your interpersonal and communication skills – vital for any job – with workshops and networking sessions, including how to write a winning CV
- Tailored 1-to-1 support with your own personal career coach
- 24/7 career digital resources: browse mock-interview questions, sector-specific CV templates, benchmark your salary
- Knowing what jobs are available well in advance with The Regent Jobs Board of upcoming opportunities: UK based and international, including remote working, part-time or full-time career options
- Gaining insights from fellow student speakers on their career top tips and sector experiences at our weekly careers drop-in sessions
- Continuous support with HubX which connects you with a Customer Support Officer who will stay with you throughout your programme to help with any challenges or concerns
- Post course support with Alumni (lifelong) Services & Offer: continue to use Regent career, research and wellbeing resources and join a lifelong community
- Wellbeing & Inclusion: join workshops covering mental health topics or talk to a Wellbeing Support Officer. Join the mentoring programme to connect with other students
- Learn from the professionals in our guest speaker series which will give you sector insights
Employers are facing a skills gap
Today, we are living in an era where every company is a technology company, where companies in every industry, in every geography, and of every size rely upon technology to transform and grow their business.
The rapid pace of technology change means companies face skill gaps everywhere across the technology and development (T&D) sector.
Managers and executives worry about how they can prevent skilled and talented people from leaving their organizations (33%) and how to attract qualified IT professionals to fill key staff positions (32%).*
They say they didn’t anticipate the skills their staff are now lacking, or they failed to assess skills within their own employee base.*
How to solve the skills gap
The skills gap must be addressed and the best way to combat it is with investments in training, development, and certification.
Job seekers are looking for organizations that are open to developing skills. Employees value employers that are willing to invest in them. Employers spend less time and money recruiting candidates to fill skills gaps and increase productivity when their workforce has the skills for their current job, as well as the next technological advancement. It’s a win-win for all.
The most effective learning experiences are absorbing, trusted, connected, and exponential, and that is what we offer.
Virtual learning is the new classroom of choice – a web-based, on-demand, self-paced, subscription-based approach.
Time to level up your career
By learning and developing your EdTech skills, you will have a much better chance of getting that promotion or dream job.
Our courses will help you succeed in gaining the most important personal and professional skills needed in today’s world of tech.
With support every step of the way, you will be able to upskill quickly and flexibly to achieve your career aspirations. Our team of experts will be on hand to guide you through the choice of courses and qualifications to ensure you get the skills and knowledge you need.
What are the most wanted skills?
In 2022, the skills employers most needed were:
- Cloud computing
- AI/Machine Learning
Employees want growth that leads to more enriching and rewarding careers. And by investing in the growth of their people, employers ensure they have what they need, which is a sustainable workforce, one that performs and adapts as the organization does — resulting in business growth.
There’s no denying that certifications pay off for employees and employers alike. The key benefits include:
- Quality of work improves
- more engagement at work
- Faster performance of job duties
When it comes to salaries on a worldwide average by certifications, professionals with cybersecurity certifications earn $72,444, while non-cybersecurity certifications earn $64,311.
CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional holds the top spot in both the EMEA and Asia-Pacific. IT professionals in EMEA earn $104,863 with the CISSP certification, while those in Asia-Pacific are paid $91,227 annually.*
Most widely held non-cybersecurity certifications worldwide for 2022:
2. Google Cloud
3. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
More than 96% of IT managers believe that certified staff add value to their organization. Forty-five percent see a boost in productivity as a result. Forty-four percent say they are better able to meet client requirements, and 41% believe that certified staff are instrumental to closing skills gaps.*
More skills, higher salary
Data suggests that through job performance and/or by learning new skills, employees can have a direct impact on salary increases.
The top three highest paid tech skills in 2022 by region were as follows:
Cloud ($147,299), IT architecture and design ($138,310), DevOps ($134,215)
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
IT architecture and design ($83,191), Cybersecurity/Information security ($78,735), Cloud ($66,419)
Cybersecurity/IT security ($65,524), IT architecture and design ($61,501), Cloud ($56,096)*
*Skillsoft 2022 IT Skills and Salary Survey, conducted online May to August 2022.
Re-skill and upskill
Creating value in your workforce is the first step. Reskilling and upskilling go a long way. Give your professionals a career path. Challenge their abilities.
There’s no denying that highly trained individuals generally have access to better jobs and higher salaries. And in a down-turning economy, this is particularly true. Employees who lack in-demand skills risk being overlooked for promotions or pay raises and will find growth opportunities in short supply. Conversely, employers who don’t invest in upskilling or reskilling employees may face costly disruptions from high turnover rates, loss of productivity, higher prices for outsourcing, or unhappy customers.
Without continued learning, those in IT will:
- Fail to keep current on technology, decreasing productivity and output
- Struggle to retain current employees
- Experience increased difficulty recruiting qualified candidates
Learning is where organizations have the power to effect lasting, meaningful change. Invest in training and innovation — the next big thing. Invest in the future.
It’s really as simple as that.
Take a tech trek…
Take a clear, structured and interactive journey from beginner to mastery in your chosen domain with subject matter experts. Take part in a full-blown, immersive experience that will get you from zero to pro in super quick time.
Be inspired with Skillsoft’s Aspire Journeys.
Whether you want to be a Data Scientist, Cloud Architect, Pythonista or SecOps Engineer, here are just a few of the journeys you can take…
- Business Analyst to Senior Analyst to Systems Analyst to Data Analyst
- Data Analyst to Data Wrangler to Data Ops to Data Scientist
- AI Apprentice to AI Developer to AI Practitioner to AI Architect
- DevOps Engineer to Cloud Engineer to CloudOps Engineer to Cloud Architect
- Network Security Specialist to Security Admin to Cloud Security Admin to Cloud Security Architect
- Infrastructure Support Engineer to DevOps Support Practitioner to CloudOps Architect to CloudOps Engineer
- Security Analyst to Forensics Analyst to Vulnerability Analyst to Security Architect
- Programmer to Secure Programmer to Defensive Programmer to Agile Secure Programmer
- Penetration Tester to Incident Response Leader to Ethical Hacker to SecOps Engineer
- Enterprise Developer to DevOps Developer to DevOps Lead to DevOps Engineer
- Enterprise Developer to Front-End Developer to Middle/Back-End Developer to Full Stack Developer
- DevOps Engineer to Cloud Engineer to CloudOps Engineer to Cloud Architect
- Python Novice to Python Apprentice to Python Journeyman to Pythonista
- Web Programmer to Web Apps Developer to Novice Programmer to Apprentice Programmer
- Apprentice Developer to Senior Developer to Lead Developer to Journeyman Developer