I work for a company where I can obtain some professional certification, however as with most companies I will need to repay the cost of the training if I leave, which is fair.
I have been asked number of times if I would like to renew some of the certs I already held, although expired. There are few problems with that:
- The company has a requirement of X-many people certified to a specific level(for discount purposes). I won’t be utilising this knowledge in my current role/department, although it would help me to keep my CV up to date. The down side is the obvious tie in to the company for a given period of time.
- The company is actively looking (new jobs in different departments) for people with those certificates to bring them on board (see point 1 about requirement).
I need to say there is very small, one time incentive whenever the certification is obtained.
How could I approach management to say that I can do the certification, perhaps if my remuneration will be increased permanently with every new certificate or without the tie in for long time. Preferably the remuneration option.
Has anyone got any useful feedback in situations like this?