Transforming L&D 2014


Apprenticeships: a practical way of learning

It is no secret that one of the best ways to acquire skills is through doing the job as well...

Apprentices bring energy into our business - Joe Parry, HSS Hire

Apprentices bring energy into our business – HSS Hire

Employing apprentices can be a challenging prospect. Joe Parry, learning and development manager at HSS Hire, talks to Jo Faragher about how the hire shop built its apprenticeship programme.

Reaping the benefits of recruiting young people

Reaping the benefits of recruiting young people

Fear of red tape and confusion around funding means many businesses fail to recognise the benefits of recruiting young people, when in fact they can help push growth...

Towards Maturity 2014 benchmark

Modernising Learning – Live trends from the 2014 Towards Maturity Benchmark

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Each year Towards Maturity conducts research into the use of technology to drive change in training and...

Youth empoyment round table

Youth employment: How can we break down barriers and create opportunities?

We bring together seven employers for a round table discussion on young people's readiness for work...


Employers want more support to get young people ready for work

Almost nine in 10 employers feel that school leavers are not ready for work at the age of 16 –...

Youth unemployment: is training and development part of the problem or the answer? (webinar)

Available on demand. Hundreds of thousands of young people are currently taking their exams. For many, these...

Youth employment round table discussion – July 2014


Fujitsu, M&S, Standard Life, Barclays, Hilton, Standard Life and Nationwide all took part in our round table discussion on youth employment – read more…




Case studies


How learndirect can help you understand and address your needs

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At learndirect, we know a skilled, experienced workforce can dramatically improve bottom line performance. Happy and engaged employees mean higher levels of staff retention and lower recruitment costs. As one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, e-assessment and employment services in the UK, we deliver the products, services and dedicated support your company needs to successfully recruit, train and nurture the best staff.

Many of our courses and qualifications are supported by the government and we can advise on all the funding available to your business. Helping your business to achieve outstanding results is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve already helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity so we know one size doesn’t fit all. Whether you’re a small business or a multi-national corporation, we’ll work with you to find a solution that’s right for you, your employees, and your business.