Matching Courses with Careers Made Easy - SEEK Learning Launches in UK and Ireland Tuesday 8 July 2008 PDF Print Getting the skills you need for work just got easier with SEEK Learning recently launching in the UK and Ireland, and partnering with the region’s leading job boards, reed.co.uk and Irishjobs.ie. SEEK Learning, an online education provider of career-related training and development, provides distance-based education suited to people with busy lifestyles. The IT industry will be the first to benefit from the fast and flexible service with seeklearning.co.uk a licensed distributor of SkillSoft, the world’s leading online IT certification training provider. According to SEEK Learning UK Sales Manager Pat Aylmer, with busy lifestyles a reality for most people, high quality, self-paced education options are in hot demand. “Balancing further education with all the other daily demands can be a massive struggle. SEEK Learning provides the most flexible approach possible to education, by offering high quality courses that allow people to study in their own time and at their own pace.” “Being able to complete your study requirements during your spare time means you are more likely to complete your course by minimising the impact it has on your family, social and work lives.” “After two years of delivering quality training outcomes to over 20,000 people in Australia we thought it made sense to bring our expertise to the UK and Ireland,” he said. Aylmer believes that the initial focus on IT and the association with both Reed.co.uk and Irishjobs.ie make a lot of sense. “IT is an incredibly dynamic and competitive industry. Partnering with the leading job board in the UK and Ireland enables us to offer our services to an audience of over 2 million career-minded people. Reed.co.uk alone posts over 21,000 IT jobs, and has over 150,000 registered IT users, Ireland is the largest software exporter in the world and 20% of ads on Irishjobs.ie are IT related.” SEEK Learning UK’s partners are excited about the association. “Career-related education and training is of growing interest to an enormous group of people and businesses, however most are not sure where to go to find it. SEEK Learning makes the whole process easier and we want our jobseekers and recruiters to benefit from that.” Martin Warnes, Operations Director, reed.co.uk “The options that SEEK Learning provide basically remove the need to attend a campus or classroom. People can now access industry recognised IT qualifications in a way that best suits their lifestyle and needs.” David Garland, General Manager, IrishJobs.ie “As a business, our objective is to help make education an easy and viable option for as many people as possible. SkillSoft has had great success with SEEK Learning in Australia and we look forward to continuing the partnership in the UK and Ireland.” Kevin Young, General Manager of SkillSoft EMEA, For further information or to arrange an interview please contact: Nick Derbyshire SEEK Learning Phone: +44 (0) 127322 4148 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org About SEEK UK SEEK first entered the UK market in March 2001 with seek.co.uk, a site specialising in connecting Antipodean job seekers with great professional opportunities based in the UK and Ireland. SEEK UK is a “shop window” to the Australian and New Zealand job seeker market, with the job ads also appearing across the SEEK Australia and SEEK New Zealand sites. For media information call Mick Thorburn on 0034950 453340 or email email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Thorburn Media in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.