In-house training is an exciting prospect for some employees who look forward to expanding their knowledge about the industry. For others it is a somewhat agonising way to wile away a few days listening to boring lectures and sometimes wasting an entire weekend. Training often means moving forward in one’s career, whether with your current employer or another. It ultimately works in the benefit of the employee, just as much as it does to the employer. If you are more knowledgeable, you are also more competent to undertake additional tasks and therefore stand a better chance of a promotion. More importantly, it helps to reduce the amount of additional skills that your employer may recruit from outside the company thereby jeopardising your position in the future. There are two types of in-house company training which can be broadly categorised as accredited and unaccredited.