Olive Group wins training course contract with Jaguar Land Rover

More than 30,000 of car company’s staff will be able to access online training

Irish education technology company Olive Group has signed a deal with Jaguar Land Rover that will provide more than 30,000 staff at the car company with access to online training courses.

The value of the agreement was not disclosed, but Olive said it was a “significant” deal.

"Previously Jaguar Land Rover had a training fund allocation per year to spend on their personal development outside of work, for each employee. As beneficial as this incentive is to employees, the process was not accessible through any online application. Historically, employees had to visit offices onsite to discuss and book courses and this resorted in low take up of scheme," said Brendan Kavanagh, chief executive of Olive Group. "At Olive, we were delighted to be able to propose an automated standalone platform where people can browse and book courses through a website. This will revolutionise Jaguar Land Rover's staff access to the training, with our high-quality tech helping their ability to manage suppliers, book courses, and various other innovative features."

Founded in 2006, Olive Group provides a range of workforce development services, developing high-end courses and digital content. The company, which employs 600 people in 12 countries, has developed its own suite of eLearning platforms using cutting edge technologies including virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist