How Standard Bank created a Digital Academy and inclusive learning opportunities

The results


The Challenge: 
●  Limited time to attend classroom-based training

●  Access to relevant skills training without being impeded by time pressures

●  Make learning available for all

The Solution: 
●  Creation of an accessible learning programme 

●  User-friendly learning programme promotes inclusivity

●  Learning delivered in bite-sized chunks, enabling employees to learn at a pace that suited their role and workflow

The Results:
30,000 LinkedIn Learning licences 
Signed a three-year contract for 30,000 LinkedIn Learning licences

Most of workforce have access

Seventy per cent of workforce has access to learning

Employee ownership 

Employees have taken ownership of own personal development and skills training

About Standard Bank

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Standard Bank has more than 10,000 employees and operates across more than 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Standard Bank Group is Africa’s largest financial services provider and constantly raises the bar to do better. Its wish is to drive sustainable and inclusive growth on the continent and build long-term social, economic and environmental change.

INDUSTRY: Financial Services
HQ LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng
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What the learners say

“My experience with LinkedIn Learning has been amazing – it’s not complex, it makes learning very easy and the content speaks to the skills that I really need to be future-ready. Learning has today become very important and I have made a point to watch or listen to content every day. I could go on and on, but all in all the experience has changed my attitude towards all aspects of my life and made me a better leader.”

Sara Oduka
Banker, Standard Bank 

Sara Oduka

“I find the LinkedIn courses very informative and beneficial. The system is so easy to use. The only way that I have made time to learn on LinkedIn is by doing it first thing every morning. I simply logon an hour before starting my working day, which really helps get my day started. It has become part of my daily schedule.”

Taryll Davis
Bond Maintenance and Collateral Officer, Standard Bank 

Taryll Davis

“I have found the experience eye opening, exciting and a challenge at times. Initially, I just did courses because I was able to. However, as time went on, and with gained experience, I have focused on specific courses that I feel will be beneficial for my growth. I love the system and the courses have grown my LinkedIn profile. I am very grateful for the opportunity and I hope it helps to open more doors and opportunities for me in the future.”

Nokuthula Moilwa
Call Centre Consultant, Standard Bank 

Nokuthula Moilwa