The Skills Network

We’re one of the UK's leading distance learning providers, developing and delivering engaging online training courses for both individuals and businesses.
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Helping people enrich their lives through learning is the mission of The Skills Network – and its own employees' development is just as important.

The Skills Network team has grown from 35 people at its inception in 2009 to more than 100 people today as the business has evolved into one of the most successful providers of online learning solutions in the UK. A record 30,000 people gained nationally recognised qualifications in one year and overall, The Skills Network has helped a total of 195,000 people to improve their job prospects through award-winning courses using innovative technology.

The team not only offers distance learning for individuals but works with colleges, local authorities and training providers, as well as employers across a wide range of sectors. Offering high-quality and affordable paper-based and online learning materials, The Skills Network has collaborated with more than 4,000 organisations to provide workplace development schemes.

The business has headquarters in Selby, North Yorkshire, and opened a London office in 2017. Senior leaders are working to develop a post-pandemic blended model of home and office working. Good communication was vital over the past year to keep team members connected through a monthly company update and regular HR and Wellbeing newsletters. The Employee of the Month award has been effective to strengthen engagement and the winner's reward has been increased from half a day to a full day's holiday in 2021.

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My Company

94% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Employees at all levels are passionate about what they do. They are committed to helping people reach their goals and expanding career opportunities through learning, and nurture the company's ethos – achieving excellence, inspiring, developing talent and collaborating for success – through every project.

Personal Growth

86% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

With access to The Skills Network's portfolio of more than 100 distance learning courses, employees have plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. All staff are encouraged to work towards a qualification relevant to their post and some take further courses for professional and personal development.

Wellbeing

73% of staff agreed

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

A Pilates instructor delivered sessions to employees via Zoom to help people improve their posture while sitting at a desk for long periods due to home working. The Skills Network has sent out a Wellbeing newsletter to remind people of their entitlements under the employee assistance programme, and courses about mental health.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2007
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
34
Employee average age
35% : 65%
Male : Female employee ratio
15%
Employees earning £35k+
27%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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"We ae delighted to have achieved this level of accreditation, with the whole team looking forward to making further improvements into the way we work as we continue on our journey."

Chris Pedersen, Interim Head of HR - The Skills Network

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