Credible, Award Winning Learning Experiences

The academy forms part of our People Strategy Learning & Development and is one of the core principles that we offer to our staff.


Home to all of our Learning & Development needs, from basic Health & Safety training, to People Management to high level qualifications, coaching and mentoring.

The Axis Academy is an approved training provider offering nationally recognised and or approved courses under the following organisations:

  • Highfield Awarding Body of Compliance (HABC)

  • Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

  • Qualsafe Awards

  • CPD Accreditation


Customer Service

Supervisory & Management

First Aid

Fire Safety

Health & Safety



Naomi Austen
Group HR & Learning Director

A board level director, Naomi joined Axis in 2013 after holding various positions across EMEA and the UK.

With over 15 years’ experience, Naomi is the driving force behind the Axis Academy and has overall responsibility for Learning and Development.

Duaine Taylor
Head of Learning & Development

Duaine joined Axis in 2014 after 10 years of working within the commercial training market both throughout the UK and abroad, during which time he was also actively involved within the private security industry operationally working within security, medical and safety roles at high levels.

Prior to this Duaine enjoyed a successful career in the British Army.

Duaine is strategically and operationally responsible for the day to day running of the Axis Academy, but as he has a great love of teaching he can often be found in a classroom delivering training.


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