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Axis Academy opens Sidcup hq to expand training and development programme

by Brian Sims

The Axis Academy, Axis Group’s dedicated learning and development business division, has opened a new head office in Sidcup, Kent that encompasses a suite of training rooms, duly enabling the company to expand its training and development programmes and capabilities.

The Axis Academy was established back in 2017 with a primary function of providing a learning and development function to all Axis Group employees.

Since then, not only has the Academy trained more than 3,000 people across in excess of 300 courses, but it has also established itself as a leading choice of training provider to external customers including McDonalds Restaurants, the National Careers Service and Newave Education Services.

With an ever-expanding portfolio, The Axis Academy is able to offer a wide range of training courses both face-to-face and on its e-Learning platform.

Naomi Austen, the Axis Group’s Human Resources and learning director, strongly believes the training courses are providing the Group’s customers with peace of mind. Austen observed: “We pride ourselves on delivering high quality training courses that are often nationally recognised, regulated qualifications and those accredited under the Continuing Professional Development accreditation service.’’

Duaine Taylor, head of learning and development at the Axis Academy, commented: “While there are no plans to change this style of delivery, we’re extremely pleased to create a hub and a place we can call ‘home’ in Kent. This state-of-the-art dedicated learning and development environment will allow us to extend the number of courses delivered across London and the South. It’s a big step forward in the Academy’s growth plans for 2020. We’re also pleased to have added a suite of Mental Health First Aid courses to our portfolio. Indeed, we’ve trained over 100 learners within the course’s first two months.’’

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