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Record growth at ICS Learn

Learning company has ‘most successful year’

Colin KennedyOnline training company ICS Learn has reported record growth with revenue rising 48% in the last year.

The company said more than 11,000 students spent £11.3 million on its courses – a £3.59m increase on the previous year.

Across its faculties, HR saw the biggest upturn with spend on courses increasing 60%, while accounting rose by 55% and marketing by 45%.

Chief Executive Colin Kennedy (pictured) heralded 2016 as its “most successful year ever”.

He added: “We stay competitive by offering courses which take full advantage of the latest advances in digital technology.”

The number of tutors has risen from 52 to 68 in the past year and appointments have been made across the various teams.

“Our ambitious growth strategy is ongoing with more recruitment in the pipeline as well as plans to target new international markets,” said Mr Kennedy.

ICS Learn’s client base includes Royal Bank of Scotland, Volkswagen, NHS 24, McDonalds and Arnold Clark.

The company is targeting the Middle-East and Asia markets and will be attending the HR Summit and Expo in Dubai this year.

> A paid internship programme launched across Scotland this week will give students work experience and a vital step-up onto the career ladder.

The year-long internship, run by Grant Property, a residential investment and management company, will give students an insight into the property industry.

In December Grant Property became the 350th UK employer to be awarded Investors in Young People (IIYP) Gold Award status, in recognition of its effective approach to recruiting, retaining and providing opportunities for young people.



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