10 Aug 2022

Learning Pool in Derry to create 20 new jobs and double its current office space in the city centre

The Derry company Learning Pool, a leading provider of online learning for global organisations, is continuing to expand, doubling office space at its Derry headquarters in the historic City Factory and announcing the creation of 20 new jobs. The company currently employs 140 people throughout Northern Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom. One of Derry’s great digital success stories, Learning Pool was founded in 2006 by its CEO, Paul McElvaney and today provides online learning services to more than 550 organisations globally, working with companies such as New Look, Tesco, Jurys Inn and Specsavers. Most recently Learning Pool announced that it had been selected by the Football Association to support the delivery of a world-leading football education programme by 2020. McElvaney says the new jobs are being created to support Learning Pool’s continuing investment in innovation and new product development. “Our success to date has been built on revolutionising learning and development across organisations, giving employees the freedom to undertake training and development courses online, at times convenient to them. "We’re continuing to innovate and are working on some exciting next generation products. These new roles will help us to build on our commitment to deliver innovative solutions and an excellent quality service to the two million people we expect to train in 2019”. Louise McElvaney, Director of People and Performance explains that Learning Pool provides its employees with great support and successful candidates will be able to work in Derry or in any of Learning Pool’s offices in Belfast, Hamilton (Scotland) and Nottingham (UK). “We’re recruiting across all departments, from graphic design to software development and successful candidates can expect an impressive remuneration reflective of the roles”, she says. Ciara Deery, a recently promoted member of the customer care team, said today of her experience: “I was over the moon when I was given the opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK. My confidence has rocketed, and I’ve grown as a person in every respect, all thanks to the fantastic support and opportunities to further my career. "I’m looking forward to my next challenge, as a learning consultant, building on our reputation as providing a world- class service to our customers.” The new jobs are being created in business development; technology and software development; finance; human resources; learning design; graphic design and customer success. For more information on the roles available and to apply visit

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