Olive investing £100,000 on staff training

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Firm hires new HR manager and begins biggest staff training programme in its 11-year history

Unified communications provider Olive is investing over £100,000 on its biggest staff training programme in its 11 year history.

The ‘Olive Academy’ will see all 160 staff at the company attend the training programme delivered by skills development firm Space2. The telecoms company says the training is a ‘key part’ of its plans to attract the brightest minds to the company.

Olive has worked with Space2 to draw up a bespoke programme of 32 modules that are tailored to each different job function at the company.

“This isn’t a ‘one-size fits all approach’ either, as much like our customers, everyone within Olive is different,” said chief executive Martin Flick. “That’s why they all have their own individually structured training programme that will enable them to grow in their roles and develop new skills, and help them build their career.”

The training will see staff attend workshops, one-on-one sessions, and telephone sessions to ensure the teaching is put into practice. All employees will go through the process over the next 12 months.

The firm has also hired Nick Evans as HR manager, he joins from online retailer Shop Direct where he held a similar role for seven years.

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