Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Training and Recruitment Provider
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  • Contact
    • Innovation House, 26 Longfield Road, South Church Enterprise Park, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom, DL14 6XB

About Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group specialise in education and training for FE providers, employers and learners. They support apprenticeships, diplomas, literacy and numeracy qualifications, vocational certificate programmes and short courses.

Founded in 2004, Learning Curve today is headquartered in County Durham, with nine centres nationwide that include skill centres in Leeds and Middlesbrough and an academy centre in Sunderland.

There’s a team of over 500 staff and associates under Chief Executive Officer Brenda McLeish and the chairmanship of Martin McCourt, who helped transform British electronics firm Dyson into an international force.

The company is directly funded by the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency, helping to deliver over £20 million of skills funding per year.

Charity is key to the group and staff vote on a new cause to support each year. The company has raised many thousands for Great North Air Ambulance Service, the Meridian Centre in Bradford and the Tees Valley Women’s Centre.

What is it like to work for Learning Curve Group

The SMT actively promote the vision and values with visual reminders. At staff development days and Rising Star workshops, importance is placed on staff understanding the visions and values and the SMT always use them to make the right choices for the organisation.
My Manager
My Manager
Managers’ performance gets measured mainly through six-month reviews and appraisals. They will outline objectives and measure their success. The Senior Management Team also monitor managers’ progress through 'Power Hours' and one-to-ones.
My Team
My Team
All 280 staff recently attended a development day at a hotel organised by the marketing team. It started with an inspirational talk from the CEO and included five workshops focusing on key aspects of the business, such as the vision, values and current reforms.

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Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    41% / 59%

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