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Virtual College Overview

Ilkley, England
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Education Training Service
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 1995, today Virtual College has over 3 million registered online learners and this is growing at a rate of over 1,500 a day, across both public and private sectors. The company has developed a comprehensive product range, including over 300 online courses, accessed ... Read more

Mission: One team, one Virtual College, one Mission:

"To enrich and advance the world of digital vocational learning -
inspiring learning for all!"

Our vision is to achieve "20 million ... Read more

Virtual College Reviews

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Virtual College CEO Rod Knox
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    ""There's no place like home""

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ilkley, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ilkley, England
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Virtual College full-time (More than 3 years)


    An absolute sense of identity and a clear vision.
    The people - despite being a cliche, Virtual College is a success because of the drive, innovation and motivation of it's people.
    Like anywhere Virtual College has it's challenges but because the leadership team are so clear on the vision people are happy go the extra mile to overcome any frustration.
    After leaving Virtual College and following an open and honest discussion I was welcomed back to the company with not one ounce of hesitation - Virtual College could have made this situation very awkward but they chose not to - not something that happens every day!


    I can only say this because I've had the luxury of leaving and coming back but it's clear some people don't know what they've got until it's gone - I certainly experienced this.
    Apart from that and the expected frustration of working in such a rapidly growing organisation there's nothing that springs to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue taking the lead from employee suggestions.
    Encourage colleagues to be 100% accountable for their own success.

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Virtual College Photos

Virtual College photo of: Celebrating achieving our 3 million learners on the iconic Ilkley Moor - only a 10 minute walk away from our offices!
Virtual College photo of: Free lunch for all Team VC members for British Pie Week.
Virtual College photo of: Team VC were treated to a pie at lunch time for British Pie Week.
Virtual College photo of: A waffle and some fruit to celebrate International Waffle Day.
Virtual College photo of: A treat for the team.
Virtual College photo of: One of Team VC's toppings of choice.
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Virtual College Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ilkley, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Virtual College (Ilkley, England) in August 2012.


    Submitted CV/ cover letter online.
    Initial interview - asked to prepare a short presentation on one of the company departments/ product offerings, 2 interviewers on the panel.
    2nd interview - asked to prepare a 2nd presentation, more complex in nature, highlighting how I would approach the first few months in post if successful, 1 interviewer

    Interview Questions

    • Presentation followed by run through CV/ education/ employment history and traditional competency based questions interview questions.   Answer Question
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Virtual College Awards & Accolades

  • Medilink Y & H Partnership with the NHS Award, Medilink, 2010
  • Medilink Y & H Partnership with the NHS Award, Medilink, 2010
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