Learning Curve Group

We’re a national training and education specialist, working with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success.
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http://www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk

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Learning Curve Group's mission to “transform lives through learning” includes the more than 500 people who work there. Staff (known as Purple People) are encouraged in their professional development. Opportunities to upskill include specialist training, a performance appraisal process, work shadowing, management development and the Purple People Apprenticeship Academy.

LCG's pay structure recognises people's contributions to the success of the business. Benefits on offer include pension contributions, healthcare and tech and cycle schemes. Based in Spennymoor, Co Durham, the business is a national training and education specialist, working with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success.

It started in 2004 and has grown organically and by acquisition. Through its training programmes, LCG supports more than 5,000 businesses and 150,000 learners every year.

Its core values are innovation through collaboration, doing the right thing, developing and empowering its staff, continuous improvement and putting learners at the centre of everything it does. During the pandemic last year its training schedule was replaced with topics that colleagues would find more valuable and revolved around managing teams remotely.

The company supported teaching and learning staff to get online as quickly and effectively as possible to ensure its learners stayed on track. Its quality team hosted remote training sessions on how to use Teams, Zoom and SmartRoom to conduct lessons. LCG also implemented a new online induction process for its apprenticeship division.

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My Company

73% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

In response to challenges it faced recruiting contact centre staff, LCG created a work-based sector academy that looks for attitude over skills. It aims to attract people who are interested in a sales career but have no experience. Recruits from the academy have been given full-time jobs.

Wellbeing

66% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The business supported employees' mental and physical wellbeing during the pandemic by providing regular advice and information. It offered a four-day working week with no loss of pay so that those who were balancing home schooling or caring for dependants had some respite from the challenges of home working.

Giving Something Back

73% of staff agreed

This organisation is keen to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds

The CSR committee promotes awareness of environmental issues and sustainable working practices. There is energy-saving lighting with movement sensors at the new purpose-built head office where the firm moved in January 2019. People are using less paper and printing documents less frequently.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2004
Total number of employees
14
Number of UK locations
40
Employee average age
31% : 69%
Male : Female employee ratio
11%
Employees earning £35k+
19%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
"I am absolutely delighted that we have earned a 1 Star Accreditation from Best Companies, meaning that we have “very good” levels of engagement across our employees at Learning Curve Group. This achievement is very important to us because one of our core values is to develop and empower our staff. We have always been passionate about supporting our staff at all levels to realise their full potential. LCG would not be the business it is without our amazing ‘purple people’ who do fantastic things to transform lives through learning every day. We have significant growth plans for the next five years and ensuring high levels of employee engagement we will continue to be one of our top priorities, working hard to ensure that LCG is a place where people want to work and feel part of an incredible team."

Brenda Mcleish, CEO - Learning Curve Group

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