NOCN x Olive

With Olive, NOCN offers unique apprentice tracking enabling efficient and effective management of the trainees. The partnership helped NOCN deliver creative, innovative solutions to over 2000 U.K training providers.

About NOCN

NOCN Group is a UK-based educational charity that aims to help learners and organisations reach their potential. Widely regarded as one of the largest awarding organisations globally, NOCN has over 2,000 training centres and has been creating opportunities through learning and skills development for more than four decades.

With a social rather than commercial focus, NOCN is at the forefront of vocational skills development and apprenticeships across the UK. Headquartered in Sheffield, NOCN Group offers a wide range of services, including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation, and educational plus skills support training.

Challenge faced by NOCN

As one of the largest, innovative organisations, NOCN constantly searches for the best products and services to offer their apprenticeship training centres and enhance delivery to the market. There were many similarities in what both Olive and NOCN believed in during their initial meetings. The power of education and its overall impact being two of the central visions.

As beneficial as this incentive is to employees, the process was not accessible through any online application. Historically, employees had to visit offices onsite to discuss and book courses. Facing this challenge, especially during Covid-19, when travel was restricted, JLR looked for a solution. Olive proposed an automated standalone platform where people can browse and book courses through an app and website.

This would revolutionise JLR’s staff access to the training, with our high-quality tech helping their ability to manage suppliers, book courses, supplement the fund with an additional payments method, and various other innovative features.

How NOCN benefited from Olive

In a short time utilising Olive’s products, client retention is significantly higher due to high-end learning engagement. Added to this, new client onboarding is more manageable with more satisfaction from all users, especially with new emerging technology such as CRM and virtual assistance. 

Although early into their five-year partnership, Olive and NOCN continue to commit to work for a better future for all sectors across the U.K and global market.

The use of Olive’s products has given NOCN a unique offering in the industry. Apprenticeship tracking enabled the effective and efficient management of trainees.