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Virtual College Overview

Ilkley, England
51 to 200 employees
1995
Company - Private
Education Training Service
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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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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ilkley, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Ilkley, England
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    I have been working at Virtual College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    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!

    Cons

    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: Our Sports and Social Club gather round a table of cakes which were sold to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support via a World's Biggest Coffee Morning event
Virtual College photo of: Our stand at World of Learning 2018.
Virtual College photo of: Mark, Mandeep, Sam, Jaison, Lucy and Arooj attended World of Learning 2018 in Birmingham to discuss L&D strategies with the event attendees.
Virtual College photo of: Jenny and Beth from our Sports and Social Club thank staff for bringing in donations for a local food bank. We supported World Food Day with the collection.
Virtual College photo of: Arooj's amazing cooking in support of Curry and Chaat event for the Mental Health Foundation
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Virtual College Interviews

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ilkley, England
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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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