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The Results

●  Create learning opportunities for all employees

●  Encourage collaborative learning – develop learning communities
●  Support line managers in learning and development conversations

● Provide all employees (Derivkins) with access to online learning content

●  Give employees freedom to learn and converse – make learning a habit

●  Support line managers to take a development approach to performance

●  100% activation rate

●  More than 60% of learners access the platform at least twice a month

●  Nearly 400,000 videos watched since launch

About Derivco

As a leading software development house in the online gaming world, Derivco designs, develops, illustrates and animates the industry’s most trailblazing technology. At its heart are its people. In fact, it is proud to employ more than 2,000 of the brightest minds in the industry across three South African offices, which are based in Durban, Pretoria and Cape Town. And while Derivco might be in the business of technology innovation, its success depends on their success. As such, Derivco seeks out individuals who are inspired, motivated and empowered to achieve greatness every day.

INDUSTRY:  Computer Software
NO. OF EMPLOYEES:  1,001-5,000
HEADQUARTERS:  La Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal
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Darryl Purnell

"Given the realisation that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are going to be a fundamental and key part of our future, we set ourselves the goal of creating the opportunity and focus for a large number of our people to grow their skills and involvement in AI/ML. The sheer number of people utilising online courses via LinkedIn Learning and subsequent excitement and innovation was amazing to experience. This has created an awesome foundation for us to develop our capability within AI/ML across all of Derivco."

Shane Moodley

"I find LinkedIn Learning quite simple and intuitive to use. Setting up a Learning Path is easy and straight forward, providing your pre-requisite work is in order. It’s also nice to know that you can combine public LinkedIn content with private content to create an effective hybrid training course."

Mark Collett

“As a technology company, continuous learning is even more important to keep a company relevant. Online learning has supported this for Derivco. But above that, learning is a habit and having learning as accessible as it is with LinkedIn Learning supports the habit. Derivkins have access to all the LinkedIn Learning courses to help each person develop themselves, and to help others around them, so that we can achieve the impossible as one community.”

What the learners say:

Chumile Dlamini
Chumile Dlamini
Developer Level 2 at Derivco

"My ultimate go-to for the latest and greatest content whenever I need to brush up on software development or polish my soft skills, is LinkedIn Learning. They’ve got my learning goals covered."

Danny Mchunu
Danny Mchunu
IT Support Services Engineer Level 1 at Derivco

"Being in the ever-changing tech field where you need to gain new skills all the time, I can say that LinkedIn Learning has been an amazing tool to help me achieve those skills. It’s become a personal challenge to myself to continuously learn and upskill and keep my personal profile updated, so that I can inspire others too. Learning on LinkedIn has enriched my life for the better, and it’s so easy to do when you have easy access to the training material."

Sifiso Shezi
Sifiso Shezi
Facilities Assistant at Derivco

"A long journey in such a short time. After 28 years of life in construction, I joined the most forward-thinking software company Derivco in 2018 as a Facilities Assistant. That is when I started learning computers/ IT through LinkedIn Learning. During lunch breaks, evenings and at night, I was always on LinkedIn, and by completing 50+ courses in six months I was accepted in a college without a Matric Certificate to study IT. A journey that changed my life!"