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Build your career in tomorrow’s workplace

Due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent period of lockdown, the world of work has changed dramatically in the UK.

Four out of five people’s jobs have been affected in some way by the pandemic, and with significant job losses, restructuring, pay-cuts and closure of offices becoming commonplace, the time to adjust to the ‘new normal’ is now.

To help with this process, FutureLearn has teamed up with the trade union Unite to offer support and career development opportunities to workers during these challenging times.

Delivered 100% online and facilitated by industry-leading institutions, employers and educators, these online career development courses will help you to upskill or reskill within another sector, or enhance your CV for new opportunities.

Get ready for interviews

Whether you’re looking to equip yourself with the skills to ace an interview or you need to write the perfect job application, the University of Sheffield has you covered with their informative three-week courses focusing on job skills.

Or, you can work towards your career goals with experts from Exeter University on their course designed to help you identify and define your future in the modern workplace.

Boost your digital skills

The workplace of the future offers new challenges and opportunities that will be heavily shaped by technological change and trends towards globalisation.

On FutureLearn, you can learn how to embrace digital technology in the workplace with the prestigious King’s College London, explore the essentials of online learning from the experts at Dublin City University, or develop the skills you need to thrive in the digital world of work with the multinational professional services firm, Accenture.

When it comes to the workplace, transferable soft skills are often just as important as hard technical skills. You can learn all about the importance of employee wellbeing at work, find out how to develop online communication skills to work better with others remotely and even get introduced to some of the key tools you can use to reflect on your new learning.

However you’d like to upskill for the future and whatever it is you need to learn, our selection of free online short courses can help you reach where you want to go next.

Requiring only a few hours of learning time each week, you’ll be ready for the future of work in no time.

Join for free today and kickstart the career you want, on your terms.