We shine the spotlight on members of Team ai to learn more about their roles, what it’s like being part of the team, and what training and development opportunities ai offers. This month, we sat down with Learning & Development Specialist, Sajith Muhandiramge.
When did you start at ai and what made
you choose the company?
Start Date: 01/09/2022. The values of the business which aligned with
mine. This was a niche role which required strategic thinking to set goals to
create a positive learning culture within the business. This role is brand new
to ai, it gives me an opportunity to create training solutions which can lead
to improving overall learner experience within the business. I bring my
previous L&D experience to create a collaborative and agile ai culture
within the business.
What does a typical day look like for
Attending scoping and project update
meetings, replying to training needs declared by the learners and the managers,
approaching the subject matter experts to create course content, using the
ADDIE model to create content within 360 Learning LMS (Learning management
system). I will also focus on deadlines set in my L&D road map for 2023.
Everyday is a new challenge and my role is to find the common ground in which I
can align my vision with the overall vision of the business and the individual
What is your team like?
It is a small team but we have a lot of positivity to create an impact,
and to improve the quality of the employee experience. I am well supported by
our Head of HR, Natasha Rubin and our HR Assistant, Helana Alwan. They both
work on different initiatives to focus on wellbeing and cooperate social
responsibility along with the main HR workload. I am happy to work with them
both. Also, we have an amazing GIF tradition in our wider Corporate team which
includes our Finance Director, Rebecca Gray and our Account Assistant, Lidiya
Polatskaya. I can simply say “we work as individuals, but deliver as a team”.
are you working on at the moment?
I have been involved in the biggest
L&D intervention within the business recently – our very own Learning
Management System (LMS) called 360 Learning. It went live on the 9th
At ai, we have always had a strong
culture of knowledge-sharing within the business, and our subject matter
experts have been at the forefront of this. They are our greatest asset. We
have implemented a strategy which delivers a blended learning experience by
bringing our knowledge and subject matter experts together to create an
evolving knowledge base. 360 learning provides a great platform to match our
needs and I implemented the first phase by
creating content for our aiEazyFuel® product. The mobile app enables learners
to provide feedback, raise a learning need, study for a course, checkout the
leaderboard or even post a comment. This is going to lay a great foundation for
our new starters throughout their onboarding process.
I am also planning to develop
content for the movers within our wider ai team so that they can upskill and take
on new roles within the business. We aim to nurture the leaders within the
business and in the long run, 360 Learning will play a pivotal role in generating
data which we can use to understand learners’ thinking patterns, demands and
behavioral changes. It is simply an ecosystem with no limitations. If you have
a great ‘big idea’, pitch in, design the course and share it with your team to
level-up the knowledge.
What’s the best part about your job?
Reflecting on how my training
solutions can help the learners to perform their roles better at ai is a huge
motivation for me. Understanding their learning needs as and when they raise
them within the LMS helps me to project and scope my plan of attack in the
L&D roadmap for 2023 and beyond. Above all, at ai we believe people are our
greatest strength. It is so good to speak to them when I am in the office and
get their suggestions and input on niche subjects. Their singular ideas help me
to construct a sustainable plural learning culture.
proudest moment at ai so far?
Launching the 360 Learning app for
the wider ai team on the 09th of Jan 2023.
How would you describe ai in 3 words?
Agile, Collaborative &
What do you
enjoy most about working for ai?
I always believe in first impression. “You will
not get a second chance to make a good first impression”. The open desk policy reflects
that we are ready to listen, and ready to welcome change. I can proudly say
that at ai, I can make a huge impact with L&D interventions, to create
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