Axis Group has launched The Axis Academy, a dedicated learning and development resource.
Created as a new Group company, The Axis Academy will help develop the careers of Axis Security, Acuity and Axis Cleaning and Support Services employees. As the business develops, it will also offer its services to clients, third-party providers and private individuals.
The Axis Academy, which will be led by Axis Group’s HR Director, Naomi Austen, will deliver a ‘blended’ approach to learning and use a combination of training delivery techniques, methods and channels, including e-learning. Courses in such fundamental areas as Health & Safety and First Aid will be complemented by more sector-specific training in skills such as Control & Restraint and Food Hygiene.
Speaking about the new operation, Austen said: “Delivering meaningful training is a high priority for any business operating in the service sector, and until recently most have relied on external providers.
“By building our own resource, and our own skills, we are developing a new in-house model that will not only support our future success, but also the future careers of employees.”
Jonathan Levine, CEO of Axis Group, added: “We recognise that people hold the key to future success, and are our key strength, so we have built a strategy around making their working lives more enjoyable and more rewarding.
“To us, a ‘people strategy’ has to be meaningful, and is evidenced by providing the necessary skills to perform the job they are doing today as well as creating a strong career path for the future.”
The Axis Academy will be based at Axis Group headquarters in London.