We entered the Learning at Work Week Impact Awards for the first time this year and are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Large Organisation Winner in the Supporting Business and Organisational Goals category!
18th December 2019
by Jennie Cronin
Chief People Officer
This award follows a decision to invest heavily in Learning and Development as part of our growth plans over the last eighteen months and is a testament to the great response of our entire team to this strategy.
When we launched our L&D strategy we talked to the business about the importance of everybody, regardless of role, continuing to learn every day.
Learning at Work Week epitomised that for us, with activities running right through our organisation ranging from presentations from our external partners to a café style workshop inviting people to put forward ideas for our business as though they were our CEO.
During the week, we focused on offering a range of activities to ensure that everyone in the team had the chance to get involved.
Around 50% of our employees are homeworkers and it’s really important to us that they are included in everything we do; as an agile business, Learning at Work Week has played a big part in helping our employees to embrace the use of technology for blended learning.
We also used the week to further develop our newly formed partnership with Bedford High School, which focuses in particular on the topics of Inclusion and Women in Technology.
We invited a group of 12 pupils into our Blackburn office where they took part in a range of activities with our employees and partners. This partnership is a really important element of our strategy as we want to play our part in helping more women to find their way into our industry through varied opportunities and career paths.
Learning at Work Week was a resounding success for us and will be a regular feature in our calendar from now on. If you’d like to be part of the team that benefits from this great initiative, check out our vacancies here.