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Yorkshire-based online learning provider, The Skills Network, has doubled in size in just one year and has created dozens of jobs to keep up with demand for virtual learning

Due to a significant rise in demand for virtual learning during lockdown, Yorkshire-based online learning provider, The Skills Network, has doubled in size in just one year, and is now recruiting for over 30 new roles to keep up with demand.

Currently employing over 200 members of staff and around 250 freelance distance learning tutors, The Skills Network has grown at a phenomenal rate over the past 12 months. The online learning provider is actively looking to recruit individuals with different skillsets and experience to help the company become the number one provider of technology-based learning and skills in the UK.

The Skills Network is the largest employer in Selby, and supplies online learning courses, staff training and apprenticeship programmes to businesses nation-wide. The business is focussed on continuing to grow and improve its technology arm of the business and is growing its team to help achieve this goal.

Mark Dawe, CEO at The Skills Network, said: “As we head further into lockdown 3.0, we continue to face uncertainty and disruption to the delivery of education and training, so the need for upskilling or reskilling teams online has never been higher. Our sustained growth alongside the demand for this way of learning means that we are now looking for 31 new people to join our business, but the number of additional roles required is growing daily!

“Our online distance learning courses, staff training and apprenticeship programmes have helped numerous businesses reach their training and development goals. Looking at how the business is expanding and how online learning is becoming the norm, we’re now in a great place to take our services even further by welcoming specialist and talented individuals who can support us with our vision of becoming the number one provider of technology-based learning and skills in the UK.”

Employees enjoy 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), health and wellbeing discounts and offers, fantastic development opportunities including CPD accredited courses, and many other benefits.

The Skills Network is looking to recruit for a variety of roles across digital, PR, videography, sales, business development, quality, and compliance. To apply for a role, or to find out more about The Skills Network, visit

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