The provision of training services to organisations and individuals is a huge business in the UK. It covers an extremely diverse range of types and niches; everything from personal trainers to get fit, to leadership training for global enterprises.
If you have an interest in starting up any sort of training business, then you know more than anyone how important mentors can be in passing along skills and insights. Making a franchise arrangement is a logical step for you. Starting a new business by forming a partnership with an established training company has other benefits, too - not least as they know the skills gaps and business opportunities that best match your acumen and abilities.
One of the biggest advantages of a training company franchise, though, is assistance with the technology that now plays a key role in this sector. This includes specialist online or mobile app learning programmes. E-learning is gaining a stronghold in the delivery of workforce development and individual training programmes. It is estimated that this global industry will be worth $325 billion by 2025.
Another reason that a training provider franchise is an exciting prospect is the possibility of filling the UK’s ever widening skills gaps. Industry and commerce are in desperate need of more recruits with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills. According to the UK Commission for Employment & Skills, 43% of STEM job vacancies are problematic to fill.
This is just one of the niche training sectors to aim for, backed by established franchisers. This includes, for example, globally respected Dale Carnegie and more recently formed companies who operate in the UK such as Sandler Training. Leadership Management UK provide the training suggested by their name, while at the other end of the scale e2 Young Engineers is one of the niche franchisors filling STEM gaps.
If you would like to learn more about the way your interests and skills can be matched to a forward-thinking training franchisor, get in touch today. We can help you study the best options.