Employees throughout Herefordshire will be getting to grips with some new ideas today (Thursday) when they take part in this year's Learning at Work Day.

For some, this will mean working up a sweat with an aerobics workout, whilst others could be relaxing with an aromatherapy session.

Others may be learning skills that are a bit closer to home, with basic skills training or job swaps with their bosses.

It is all part of a bid to turn people back on to learning, often for the first time in years. And, says Heather Rutledge, regional director of the Day's organiser, Campaign for Learning, the result could be a business that is better equipped to handle challenges and to adapt to changing market demands.

"This is a day when we encourage employers and employees to have fun with learning something new," she said.

"If reluctant learners can find renewed confidence in their learning abilities by trying out martial arts or learning to salsa, they can develop a whole new appetite for personal development that can benefit themselves and the businesses they work for."

To find out more about Learning at Work Day, visit www.learningatworkday.com, or contact Campaign for Learning's manager for the Midlands and Eastern regions, Mick McLaughlin, on 0121 643 0774 (mmclaughlin@cflearning.org.uk)