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SuperFlyHigh Thu 09-Jul-15 09:46:07

I have a new job as legal secretary which is going great. however my ultimate aim is to train as an office manager and do 2 courses in payroll but daytime ones at a specialist centre.

I have provisionally stated I will be free in September for the course but as I've only just started the new job (5 weeks ago) I don't really want to take too much time off but it would not be a problem.

Also although I have the money for the courses I will also have more money in October when I've paid off a loan and will be more able to think of maybe a nearer option which could be slightly more expensive (these courses are in SW England, I'm in London).

Should I just go back to the course company and rearrange? I was being hassled to book the courses which of course is their prerogative (they seem to be a good course provider), I just don't want to rush in and then see a course I could've researched for more which is in London?

sorry if this sounds a silly question but I'm confused and don't like being under pressure re the courses! but I also don't want to mess the course providers around.

OllyBJolly Thu 09-Jul-15 09:53:57

Don't worry about the training provider - you're the customer, they are the business. Most customers chop and change all the time - I used to be MD of a training company, we were used to it! The sales people will be on commission which is why they are hassling you. The trainers themselves will only know who's on the course when they get the delegate lists.

if you really enjoy your current role, I might be tempted to postpone the other courses until the New Year. That gives you time to settle in to your new job, get the loan paid off, and save up a bit. It also means you'll know your employers' training policy - it's quite possible they would sponsor something like this although perhaps not for someone just in the door.

There are many, many providers for payroll training so you will always have plenty of choice on course and location.

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