Recession reveals the value of qualifications
Every year employers say they struggle to find recruits with the right skills to help them continue to grow their businesses. Despite the economic downturn, demand for BCS professional qualifications from public and private organisations, as well as individuals, continues to grow.
It is precisely those qualified staff who will help employers get through the tough times ahead.
Theres no disputing the evidence that belonging to a professional organisation and being professionally qualified can improve a persons career prospects. According to a recent report by the Consultative Committee for Professional Management Organisations, a member of a professional body with recognised professional qualifications will be paid about 37 per cent more during their working lifetime three times more than those who have GCSEs and A-levels, and they will earn more than £60,000 more in total than those with a degree.
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