GL Education

To work with schools to unlock the power of education through the delivery of insights into ability, attainment and barriers to learning, enabling children worldwide to reach their full potential.

Founded 1980
201-500 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    Evolve Centre, Cygnet Way, Houghton-le-Spring, Houghton-le-Spring

    GL Education are a small (ish) business achieving big things with a 40-strong Development team based out of Houghton-le-Spring on the Durham/Sunderland border.

    At GL Education, we are passionate about the role we play in supporting schools to ensure that all students reach their full potential.

    We do this by providing assessment solutions that help teachers learn more about their pupils, so they can find the best way to teach them.

    Our story started in 1980 and since then we have grown both organically and through acquisition. The 'GL' stands for Granada Learning; we were part of ITV when it was known as Granada TV. In 2006, ITV sold all of its non-TV businesses and we've been private equity owned ever since.

    We are now the leading UK provider in what we do and growing fast internationally – at the last count we have delivered over 50 million online tests across the globe. However, this only accounts for 1 per cent of the children in the world. Our mission is to ensure all children have the best possible start by having access to our education tools.

    Tech stack

    .NET, Azure, Angular 2, C#, Java, TypeScript, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL


    Compensation and retirement

    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    Mental health benefits

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Mentorship opportunities
    Career growth

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Employee discount programs