Take up offers or opportunity in any training offered by your company or by a head contractor.
- Increases your skills and abilities.
- Gives you recognition within your company.
- Your company is less likely to fire you in a downturn because of their investment in you.
- If you do lose your job you have more to offer elsewhere.
Make sure to document all training, and keep copies of certificates or letters proving you did the training.
Extra training also opens up more projects to you.
Make sure your company is aware of what training you have had (possibly by a training register or internal CV system). Senior managers often use these to allocate staff to projects and also on who to fire in a downturn.