The high speed of change being brought about by the digital transformation means that cross-cutting competencies in particular are becoming an increasing focus of company-based learning alongside specific professional competencies. This article investigates the question of how relevant core competencies can be identified in a practice-related way in future. For this purpose, it presents results from the project “LidA – Learning in the digitalised world of work”. More detailed consideration is given to the two major core competencies of “self-learning” and “sharing knowledge”. The article further outlines how core competencies can be fostered via individual staff learning pathways.