The Learning Curve Group has joined the 13 per cent of organisations in the UK to be awarded the Investors in People gold standard award.
The accreditation recognises organisations with good people management and provides resources for businesses to innovate, improve and expand, with a focus on their staff.
As part of the award application process, LCG employees met with assessors to discuss their job satisfaction, and the company had to demonstrate opportunities for staff progression.
One key area that helped LCG achieve the accolade was a manager’s scheme for employees, where employees identified as having potential receive extra training for managerial and directorial positions, regardless of their current level.
Founded in 2004, county Durham-based LCG is a provider of training and work-based learning, with a portfolio including apprenticeships, distance learning qualifications, vocational training and recruitment.
Working directly with over 50,000 learners and 4,000 businesses per year, LCG have now grown to over 270 employees and 400 associates across their nine centres.
Gail Crossman, director of performance and development at the company said: “People were cheering when we received the award. Staff really wanted to show the assessors that Learning Curve was a great place to work.”
Main photo: Brenda McLeish Learning Curve CEO celebrates IIP Gold award with employees