Learning Pool

We’re a full-service online training provider, offering courses, tools, and content creation to over 750 organisations and more than 2 million learners.
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http://www.learningpool.com

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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Learning online has become commonplace over the past year, not least for thousands of socially distanced university students. One of the companies at the forefront of the technologies that deliver it on an international scale is Learning Pool.

With offices in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States, its expertise is in online education platforms, analytics and creative content. The large business, which was founded in 2006, achieved two-star accreditation from Best Companies in 2020, reflecting an outstanding commitment to workplace engagement.

It employs people in software development, finance, business development, HR and customer success, helping clients that serve around 5 million learners in 30 countries.

Learning Pool's three core values are “do the right thing”, “we've got your back” and “let's build to grow”. It is committed to providing outstanding customer service, with a 98% customer recommendation rate.

Despite the pandemic, its 260 colleagues across the UK, Europe and the US continued to serve 1,100 client organisations on a full-time basis.

It provides free modules on topical subjects so that individuals and organisations can access important information whenever they need it. These include climate change, modern slavery, stress, suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Learning Pool teams vote on which charities to support and have raised money for Rainbows Hospice, Aware NI and My Name's Doddie. They also participate in Business in the Community's Time to Read programme in Northern Ireland, working with primary school children on their literacy and numeracy skills to build confidence and self-esteem.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

92% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

Managers send weekly status reports to the senior team and directors. Manager, customer and staff feedback is taken seriously. Last year the company set out a five-year strategy, outlining where it was going and how everyone had a part to play in getting it there.

Leadership

90% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

The senior management team is heavily involved in talent nurturing, supporting career growth and development by mentoring employees and allowing everyone to reach their full potential. It also promotes family-friendly working hours, including flexible working, which was appreciated by staff during the pandemic.

Giving Something Back

90% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Learning Pool is committed to behaving ethically, focusing on its local communities and on the development of continuous environmental initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. As an online enterprise, it empowers customers to help create a more sustainable world by using its technology.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2006
Total number of employees
5
Number of UK locations
36
Employee average age
63% : 37%
Male : Female employee ratio
50%
Employees earning £35k+
12%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Profit Related Pay

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Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

List Positions

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Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
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Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
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Quote from the top...
“We’re thrilled with the results of this year’s Best Companies survey. Accreditations like these reaffirm our commitment to ensuring a positive and open working environment and provides colleagues with an open channel to offer suggestions on how we can improve.” He continued, “our colleagues throughout the business have astonished us all year with their continued focus and enthusiasm, despite the obvious challenges they’ve been living through. It’ll be great to see what developments come in the next 12 months off the back of the feedback received. We’re already a great place to work. But we can be even better.”

Ben Betts, CEO - Learning Pool

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