Spirit Pub Company has teamed up with CPL Online to offer its employees a ‘learning passport’, which brings together all e-learning training and development.

Designed as part of the pub company’s people development strategy, the passport sits on Spirit’s e-learning console and is accessible via the company’s intranet, also developed by CPL Online.

Every pub employee has a unique login enabling them to track their activity over time. Linking directly into Spirit’s payroll system, the passport automatically updates user credentials such as job promotions and allocates the relevant training courses based on job roles. The platform provides a record of all compliance training and core-learning modules that the employee has completed as well as providing access to foundation courses.

Andrew Rannard, implementation manager at CPL Online, said: “Spirit’s innovative learning passport has the means to change the face of HR. The pub company have been forward thinking in their approach, allowing us to work alongside them to use state-of-the-art design practices to create a comprehensive training and development solution.”

With the new system, candidates must complete mandatory training requirements prior to signing up to courses that are aimed at developing their skillset.

Mark Peters, Spirit’s head of learning and development, said: “The idea stemmed from the common perception that working in a pub is simply a job and not a career. We want to make Spirit employees aware of the great career opportunities that are available to them. The Spirit Passport provides a clear pathway and consistency across our pubs.”

“We wanted one encompassing area for training and job development. The passport pulls together every bit of information that an employee will need to complete as part of their job role and prepares them for the next steps in their careers. “