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The Team

Our team has been glued together by the values we all share in working for Just Training.

Each of our team members have extensive occupational expertise within the areas they deliver in, and have been selected to become part of our team because of they share the philosophy that training should be fun, engaging, challenging and memorable for all the right reasons.

We consider ourselves very lucky to have such great trainers and administrators all working together, which makes Just Training a great fun place to work.

Andrea Speak, Managing Director & Corporate Trainer

Hello and welcome to my company.

My mother always said I was a bossy child, so it is perhaps not surprising I ended up owning my own Company. In reality though, Just Training (East Midlands) Limited, was born out of the frustration of working within endless reams of bureaucracy where completing forms scored more points than delivering quality, and to be honest, it drove me nuts!

So one day, after walking down the corridor at work, I thought "what am I doing here, I don't even enjoy it anymore," so I wrote out my notice, handed it in and bought the domain of Just Training, and here we are.

With a passion for "doing things right" and "going the extra mile" Just Training has enjoyed the longevity of continuous growth over the past 10 years, moving into larger premises in 2016, and developing into new areas of delivery.

Last year our repeat business rate was a staggering 87% and that is because our clients know they will receive excellent customer service, affordable pricing and attention to detail in all aspects of their needs.

This year sees the development of our Driver CPC programme, an expansion into Northampton with our new training facility, and an on-line learning portal in the pipeline.

I'm told that my team just love working for Just Training because they enjoy delivering quality training, with the right tools to do the job well, and feel empowered to make change when necessary. And that really works for me as a small business, because a happy team is a happy company.

My own background stems from around 30 years within the training industry, across a range of sector areas, but predominantly Plant Hire, Construction, Engineering, and Management, I have a lot of knowledge to share. I deliver most of our Business Skills/Corporate training as well as developing and designing new courses and course material.

Working for yourself is hard work, but the rewards from our customer reviews, are worth it.

John Rickhuss

Transport Training Manager

John has 40 years experience in the Transport and Plant Hire industry having held a long term senior post at Balfour Beatty. John holds his International & National Certificate of Professional Competence and is our in-house expert on Drivers Hours, Tachographs, Operator Licence regulations and much more. John is a fabulous people person, with a strong work ethic and great sense of humour. CPC delegate feedback shows John as being a funny, caring instructor who is very knowledgable on his subject areas.

Michelle Wilkinson

First Aid, Sports & Driver CPC Instructor

Michelle is a qualified teacher and sports coach, and joined our team last year as a first aid instructor, after attending one of our first aid courses herself.With her background in sports coaching and well-being Michelle also delivers some of our Driver CPC Modules.
Michelle is a lively character who delivers training with total enthusiasm and a great deal of fun. Delegate feedback is always above excellent.

Dave Cartlidge

First Aid, Fire and Health and Safety & Driver CPC Instructor

Dave is a NEBOSH holder, Life-Guard Examiner and holds teaching and assessing qualifications. Dave has been with us for many years, and course delegate feedback shows how much his patient approach in the classroom is valued by the delegates. Dave delivers our Fire Training and Driver CPC Health and Safety module. He makes sure everyone has a great learning experience in the classroom.

Hannah Cooper

Employer Engagement Officer

Hannah is our initial contact with employers and enjoys building relationships with our clients. Hannah is generally busy all day everyday taking care of our customers, dealing with bookings and orders and making sure our First Aid Shop is kept well stocked. Hannah is a great team member with endless patience supporting the instructors with .

Debra Wallhead

Training Administrator

Debra has recently joined us as our Office Administrator and I have no idea how we managed without her. A well rounded administrator Debra has a busy schedule taking care of endless amounts of paperwork, certificates, uploading data and keeping the place ticking over very nicely.

Rick Moughton

First Aid and Fire Instructor

Rick is back! What can I say. Rick joined us back in 2013 and did a sterling job delivering courses all over the UK. He took a short break from training to undertake some sailing training, which is his passion, but now he is back and we are so pleased.

John Soltys

Driver CPC Trainer
John worked for me delivering Driver CPC back in 2014, and did a grand job before moving back into full time employment as a driver. But John has now decided to come back into training, and we are very pleased to welcome him back to our team. John has over 30 years driver experience and has been a CPC Trainer for Sainsbury's and other large organisations.

Adam Finch

Driver CPC Trainer

Adam has been with us since 2017, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Freight and Logisitics industry. Adam has driven a wide range of heavy vehicles and been involved in planning, routing, loading, driving and managing.

Darren Mitchell

First Aid and Health and Safety

Welcome to Darren who has just joined our organisation to help support the delivery of our range of Health and Safety, First Aid and Driver CPC Courses.