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Thrive is set up by Funding London, a venture capital company bridging the finance gap for early stage businesses based in London. With over a decade’s experience in supporting the startups of London through a variety of funding vehicles, Funding London sensed a need to illuminate the ever-evolving scenario of London’s early stage businesses.

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Growth · 1 June '20

Learnerbly’s support for Furloughed Employees

At Learnerbly we recognise the difficult time that many companies and employees are facing. The COVID-19 pandemic is proving multifaceted in the way it impacts our lives and our livelihoods. Not only does it threaten the health of millions but also our businesses and employment prospects. With unprecedented numbers being put on furlough throughout the UK and across the globe, we at Learnerbly looked to our own product and asked ourselves — how can we help?

To help companies and learners through these challenging times we’re waiving our fees and providing complimentary access to Learnerbly. This opportunity is available to businesses furloughing 20+ employees and will last for the duration of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Furloughed employees will receive access to Learnerbly’s marketplace where the best personal development and learning opportunities are available.

We know that for many businesses, offering a learning budget to employees might not be financially possible right now. To accommodate for this, we have modified the Learnerbly platform to operate without an employer-funded budget. It is our intention that regardless of a business’ financial means, furloughed employees will be able to use and benefit from our product. If your business would like to subsidise the learning opportunities by contributing a learning budget please contact us as we can facilitate this for you too.

Employees will be able to access our curated library of learning resources, ranging from books to podcasts and coaches to online courses. There will be a selection of free to access resources from our providers including Udemy, Pluralsight, and Uhubs among others. With paid resources, employees will have the opportunity to buy them. Employers can also upload their company’s own internal learning resources to the platform. We will continue to add more complimentary resources as well as exclusive content from our learning providers. So, watch this space for updates!

Learnerbly aims to help employees on furlough transform their time off into a period of growth — to learn and develop skills that will benefit them and their employer. Your employees could be learning how to code, picking up new productivity hacks, developing strategies for managing their wellbeing or simply satisfying their curiosity. The world may look very different in the wake of COVID-19 and we want you and your employees to be equipped and empowered to take it on.

If you want to support your employees on furlough with learning and development in these trying times, follow this link!

Learnerbly is offering:

  • Complimentary access to Learnerbly for companies with 20+ employees on furlough
  • Furloughed employees will receive access to Learnerbly’s curated L&D opportunities
  • Access to free content with the opportunity for employees to buy additional paid resources
  • Free content from our partners such as; Udemy, Pluralsight, She Wins, Heeral Gudka, Color Accounting, Uhubs, and SNP.
  • To come: exclusive offers and new content from amongst our 150+ providers
  • Employers can upload internal learning content for employees to access
  • This opportunity lasts for the duration of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Get in touch here for more details