University offers e-learning facilities and helps firm share knowledge across its network

Consultant Faithful + Gould has launched a virtual university to help train staff and share knowledge across its global network.

Chris Marsh

It offers e-learning facilities, which F+G staff will be able to access remotely. This will reduce the amount of travelling employees have to do to receive training, and they can top up their knowledge at a time that suits them.

Classes on offer include health and safety, finance and inter-personnel skills. All employees are able to put forward modules that they want to be included.

Chris Marsh, HR director, said: “Our training and development facilities are instrumental to giving us our competitive edge. We have great expertise in a huge range of areas and the University will allow us to share this body of knowledge more effectively across the company.”

The virtual university is an essential tool for sharing knowledge particularly in the area of sustainability.

Face-to-face training will still be available, mainly through the firm's graduate development and management development programmes which will continue in their present form.