about us.

about rise learning group

We help organisations to develop happy, engaged and loyal employees who can settle into their roles with a quicker ramp-up to productivity.

Our effective and robust induction programmes have been proven to reduce attrition, increase quality scores, reduce absence and heighten engagement among the new starter population.

Our four-stage blended approach to induction includes:

Pre-engagement – Improve day one attendance through professional pre-welcome videos, group introductions, e-learning, policies and a remote QR code tour of the company. Your new starter’s induction starts before they set foot on-site.

Trainer-led activity – Blended training which can be delivered remotely or in-person, covering the role, policies, processes and systems. Everything your new starter needs to be able to hit the ground running.

Implementation – We run a virtual or in-person development centre, allowing your new starters to put their skills into practice in a safe and compliant setting.

Embedding – Your training doesn’t stop when induction does. We build a framework to transition from good to great during the end-to-end colleague journey.

our ethos.

Everything we do is based on our five core values; transparent, quality, inspire, positive and accountable.

Transparent – We put our customers and learners at the heart of everything we do. We are open, honest and customer-centric.

Quality – We take pride in our work ethic and go above and beyond to deliver quality learning experiences with quantifiable business outcomes.

Inspire – We support individuals to grow in confidence on their learning journey to do things they never thought they could, big or small.

Positive – We take a solutions-focused approach with our clients and operate with positivity and integrity, building long-lasting, trusting relationships.

Accountable – We take responsibility and accountability for all of our work and demonstrate a return on investment for each project.

our team.

Our national team is comprised of Learning Specialists, Operational Specialists and Learning Support.

Our experienced Learning Specialists are highly skilled at identifying the true learning need, designing, developing and delivering a solution and evaluating the results. We always work in-line with our Rise values to ensure customer satisfaction and completion of programme objectives.

Our Operations Specialists add tangible value to programmes by working with senior management teams to fully understand the current operation and implement improvements.

Our Learning Support team are on hand to oversee a smooth learning journey for all stakeholders, completing the necessary admin and preparation along the way.

Jen Tait

Managing Director

An active member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) with over 15 years’ experience in new starter development, Jen has witnessed the transformation of the industry first-hand.

Jen is passionate about keeping learning alive by taking a blended approach to learning and inspiring others to #bebetter.

With a background in Financial Services, Jen is fully Ce-MAP qualified with particular expertise in arrears collection and mortgage servicing.

Charlotte Walker

Learning Specialist

Charlotte is a skilled Learning & Development professional, with a passion for working with individuals to help them realise their potential.

Charlotte has achieved numerous qualifications over her 10 years experience, including the Certificate of Management and Leadership (CMI),  Learning & Development Diploma (CIPD) and Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (LIBF). Charlotte specialises in training design and delivery of Management Development Programmes and a wide range of soft skill enhancement sessions.

Simon Barlow

Learning Specialist

A Master of NLP and FPC qualified, Simon has over 20 years’ experience in people development, having worked with many national and internal blue-chip clients, across a variety of sectors, including Electronics, Construction, Motor, Energy, Finance and European Government Agencies.

Simon is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable facilitator who applies proven design principles to create enjoyable and effective training. He has an interactive and engaging delivery style which encourages learners to develop ownership of their development to achieve their objectives.

John Burns

Learning Specialist

Author of the DART Performance Coaching model, John is a highly experienced consultant with a proven track record of engaging with stakeholders to offer a wide range of sales and service training solutions in regulated industries.

MCIPD-accredited and member of the British Psychological Society, John specialises in employee and resource management, strategic planning and commercial awareness, with a focus on management development and operational activity.

Barbara Gregan

Learning Specialist

Barbara is a fully accredited i3 Practitioner, supporting organisations with personality profiling to understand and develop their people. With over 30 years’ experience in the Retail, Travel and Finance industries, Barbara is highly competent in developing and delivering blended learning and managing projects from inception to completion.

A CIPD and TAP qualified Learning Professional, Barbara’s expertise lies in Leadership and Management development. Barbara is passionate about maximising potential through effective organisational design, performance management and talent management strategies.

Lorraine Graham

Operations Specialist

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, Lorraine is a highly motivated Operations and Business Project Manager. Lorraine has 27-years’ experience in driving and delivering successful change projects on time to budget and scope.

Lorraine specialises in large transformation and strategic projects, optimising performance while improving efficiency and effectiveness.

Sheila Williams

Operations Specialist

Prince 2 Practitioner and Lead Business Analyst, Sheila draws on her 25 years’ experience as Head of Operations to advise organisations on strategy planning, commercial awareness and Risk Management.

Sheila has worked in a range of industries, including Utilities, Motor Finance, Retail, Lending, Investments and Pensions. Sheila understands the operational challenges faced by organisations and works at senior management level to relieve these pressures.

Deb Smith

Learning Support

Deb has 25 years’ experience creating session plans and executing the smooth running of delivery. Highly skilled at organising and prioritising workload, Deb ensures all preparation is complete, resulting in a professional, seamless and positive customer experience.


We are passionate about keeping learning alive by taking a blended approach to learning and inspiring others to #bebetter. Get in touch to book a free consultation.

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