Derry online learning firm to create 20 new jobs

  • The roles include areas of business development, technology and software development.

    Learning Pool has announced plans to create 20 new jobs in Derry and throughout the UK.

    The opportunities include areas such as business development; technology and software development; finance; human resources; learning design; graphic design and customer success.

    Learning Pool is one of Derry’s great digital success stories. Founded in 2006, the company provides online learning services to more than 550 organisations globally, working with companies such as New Look, Tesco, Jurys Inn and Specsavers. The company employs 140 people and its head office is in the City’s historic City Factory.

    Louise McElvaney, Director of People and Performance said: “Our team is brimming with talent and I’m excited about our plans to integrate our new people and support them on their journey.

    "Whether it’s preparing our customers for new and emerging technologies, gamification in e-learning, or the very latest in next generation learning systems, Learning Pool is leading the way and our team is the driving force, making it all possible.”

    These new appointments will build on the company’s commitment to deliver innovative solutions and an excellent quality of service to the two million people Learning Pool expects to train in 2019.

    Learning Pool recently announced annual revenues have increased more than 40% year on year. The acquisition of Scottish e-learning provider in February 2018, Media Corp, has already seen their staff numbers rise to over 140, and 20 new roles mean a further increase of 13% in the next few months.

    Paul McElvaney, Learning Pool CEO said: “We’re really proud to be creating more new jobs in the City and throughout the UK. One of our greatest achievements so far has been to give people career opportunities and many of our senior team are testament to this ethos.”

    Paul describes Learning Pool’s culture as being “challenging, rewarding and fun”.

    He added: “The team aspire to make the business a great place to work and is a place where they can achieve their ambitions. The result is that they work hard and are recognised for that. Best of all they are part of something we all believe in and we think is pretty special”.

    Learning Pool has been recognised by the Deloitte Fast 50, as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Ireland and the UK in each of the last 8 years.

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