Investing time in learning new skills and self-development has many benefits to your professional growth, from highlighting what you’re passionate about and discovering new interests, to allowing an easy transition into different roles and boosting your employability.
An easy way to develop a range of new skills it to participate in an online training course, and with thousands of free online courses available, it has never been easier to build up your skillset in your spare time.
From coding, to astrophysics and graphic design, we’ve put together our top picks of the best free online courses for students and graduates that are available. Whether you’re applying to graduate roles, trying for a promotion at work, or find yourself twiddling your thumbs, take part in an online course and build up your skillset for free.
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Why complete a free online course?
Bridge the skills gap
If you’re applying to graduate roles but find you’re often lacking some of the essential skills required, participating in an online course is a great way to bridge the skills gap.
If your graduate CV is also a little lacklustre, completing online training courses is a great way to include more skills and qualifications you’ve completed.
Boosts your employability
Participating in an online course is attractive to employers and can give your applications the edge, boosting your employability.
It shows employers you’ve taken the initiative to study outside your degree or job and demonstrates that you’re genuinely interested and passionate in a field.
Helps in deciding your career path
If you’re unsure what graduate role is right for you, completing an online training course is a great way to highlight certain aspects and subjects you enjoy and in reverse, what you don’t enjoy as much – giving you more of an insight into what you want from a graduate job.
Undertaking a graduate program is another great way to help you decide what career path you want to pursue, check out our blog for more of the reasons you should consider a graduate program.
Increases your career options
Completing online courses in multiple sectors can be beneficial if you’re looking to transition into another role in a different sector. Online courses can broaden your skill-set, making you more versatile and giving you greater options in your career