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Serco had identified a knowledge gap in one of its premier market places. It wanted to achieve a greater understanding of the skills that were required by UK businesses, and the training programmes being provided by central government to create a new generation of workers with those skills.


Serco saw the need to build a pathway so that young people aged 16 or 17 – and those of older generations – could identify available training courses in relevant skills, and where government funding would be provided to offset the cost of those courses for eligible trainees. Serco’s overall intention was to play a key role in linking up the professionals of the future with the training courses that would enable them to address the skills gap in the UK workforce.


Elastacloud created a learning platform called Checksy. People with ambitions to train for particular professions can visit the platform and enter details including their age and postal code.

They can then discover training courses in their area, and also access a Funding Finder that will show them whether or not financial support is available to help them afford the cost of those courses.

Our contribution was to build the technology that gathered in the data and presented it on a platform that showcased the relevant information for its users.


Serco took delivery of the Checksy learning platform in 2022. It represents a significant step forward in empowering people to find employment through developing the skills they need on funded training courses in their area.

Large numbers of future workers have used the platform to access the funding they need to be able to hone their skills and find fulfilling employment with the help of Serco.


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Creating a learning platform to narrow the skills gap

Case Study Information

Client Serco
About the client

Serco is a leading provider of public services. It derives most of its annual income of more than £4billion as a contractor for the provision of Government services.  

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