What does it take to get to the very top of the tree with industry. This is a question that used to be very easily answered by the phrases ‘old boy network’ and ‘not what you know, but who you know’. To a small extent this can still be true when it comes to politics and needing backing to get started in the first place. But much education, training in the ways of the company, attendance of online personnel response courses and updating our cvs with the most accurate but positive items, will help to get us up the ladder quicker. An education agency will know of the right courses that can be available for those who wish to further their knowledge in a particular discipline. They can develop custom designed online training courses for sectors of a company scheme or a civil service department. Starting on a level playing field has never been easier.