Writing Task 1:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph and pie chart below give information on in-house training courses in a large financial company.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The charts provide details about various internal training programs in a financial organisation.
Overall, it can be clearly observed that the most amount of training hours per year are spent on technical skills. Most of the employees believe that training programs are important for their job.
Looking at the details of the pie chart, 30 hours per year are spent on training workers in technical field which is the highest in the given chart while a mere 5 hours per annum are invested on training employees in health and safety. Career development is the second most important topic as employees give 15 hours per year training to it whereas, 10 hours yearly are spent on training staff in interpersonal skills.
Office workers are subdivided into two categories: manager and secretary. Seventy seven percent managers and 86 % secretaries believe it is important for their job to participate in training. Approximately 10 % of both the groups are of the view that training is a waste of valuable time. Nearly 2/3 of managers believe that participating in training is a good excuse for a change while the percentage of secretary is marginally lower. Half of the managers consider training as good for networking while fewer secretaries (41%) hold this opinion.