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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 are hand picked following in-depth interviews and training observations to ensure that we have a cohesive group of people who project the ethos and image that we have worked so hard to achieve. Each trainer is selected for their areas of occupational expertise, the ability to engage learners in the classroom and for their motivation and commitment to developing themselves and maintaining an impressive CPD portfolio.

Our admin team play a vital role ensuring efficiency within our administration processes and providing a high level of customer service to all of our clients. They work hard throughout the day to manage bookings, keep all the paperwork flowing, and ensuring certificates are processed swiftly.

As Managing Director, I am immensely proud of our team and all that we have achieved.

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.

Pete Hollinshead

First Aid, Healthy Living, Driver CPC

Pete joined us earlier in 2019, after finishing his military career, and joins us as a First Aid Trainer. Due to his keen interest in health, fitness and nutrition, Pete is also helping to deliver our Driver CPC module in Healthy Living and is enjoying rustling up a few sausage casseroles in his role.

Michelle Wilkinson

First Aid, Sports & Driver CPC Instructor

Michelle is a qualified teacher and sports coach, and now also a National Cycle Instructor. Michelle joined our team in 2016 and has become one of our Lead Trainers across a range of our programmes.
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, holds a teaching degree and a range of assessor qualifications. Dave joined our team in 2010 and is our Lead Instructor on Health and Safety training.
Dave is an enthusiastic trainer, displaying great skills in the classroom, is supportive to learners and has a wealth of knowledge and skills that enhance every course he delivers.

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.

Debra Wallhead

Office 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

Internal Quality Assurance

Rick has worked with us for many years delivering a range of first aid training courses, but now has a role as our Internal Quality Assurance officer, checking our portfolios, and making sure we are keeping things in order.

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.