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Axis Academy partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide First Aid training

The Axis Academy is working with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to deliver First Aid training courses for the latter’s its Young People’s Forum (YPF). 

The YPF was established for patients, ex-patients and siblings of patients who have been looked after at GOSH and a number of other hospitals around the UK, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital. It’s designed for 11 to 25 year olds who want to have fun, meet new people and learn new skills, with one of the skills on offer this year being offered via a First Aid/CPR course delivered by The Axis Academy. The first training course took place on Saturday 14 October.

The First Aid session was developed by the dedicated training team at The Axis Academy. The company also delivers a number of accredited First Aid courses through one of the UK’s leading Awarding Organisations, namely Qualsafe Awards, ensuring both the quality and formal recognition of learning. The First Aid courses are just some of the many regulated courses that are now being offered to Axis Group’s clients and any businesses looking to support staff learning and development.

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Duaine Taylor, head of learning and development at The Axis Academy, is extremely pleased to be supporting GOSH and its YPF. “The YPF aims to further the enjoyment and skills of young people connected to GOSH and many other childrens’ hospitals throughout the UK,” asserted Taylor. “We’re very pleased to have been chosen to help with this worthwhile cause. The day was a great success with approximately 80 children from all over the UK in attendance. It was a jam-packed day of presentations and talks. Attendees were split into smaller groups and divided between the sessions. All participants walked away with a certificate in recognition of their new skills.”

The Axis Academy is already helping to develop the careers of Axis Security, Acuity and Axis Cleaning and Support Services employees by delivering an extensive range of courses. In partnering with GOSH, the business is furthering its goal of offering services to clients, third party providers and private individuals.

In addition to First Aid, other courses provided by The Axis Academy are categorised under the fundamentals of Customer Service, Fire Safety, Health and Safety, Security and Supervisor and Management courses. More sector-specific courses are tailored within each of these categories, for example Control and Restraint and Food Hygiene.

The most recent course added to The Axis Academy’s repertoire is a Citizens Aid First Aid course. The half-day course is new to the industry and provides training for scenarios where there are mass casualties and knife injuries. This course has recently been accredited by Qualsafe Awards.

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Corps Security staff set to embark on 24-hour charity ‘Rowathon’

Four fitness fanatics from Corps Security are hoping to raise several thousand pounds for a number of charities during a 24-hour ‘Rowathon’ taking place on Thursday 26 June.

Starting at 5.30 pm at Corps Security’s headquarters in Cowcross Street, London, the team will take turns on a static rowing machine, rowing through the night and all through the following day.

Eric Roberts, Gary Broad, Rob Hill and Jason Taylor will be on full view to the public at the front of Corps Security’s building, an idea which the team is hoping will help muster local support.

Donations raised will be evenly split between the company’s chosen charity – the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund – and the individuals’ chosen charities. These are the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Mind.

The Corps Security 'Rowathon' takes place on Thursday 26 June in central London

The Corps Security ‘Rowathon’ takes place on Thursday 26 June in central London

Eric Roberts (team leader and event organiser) said: “We have all done our bit individually for our chosen charities, but we wanted a challenge that we could do together to give each other moral support. I’ve no doubt it will be a very long night, but we’re asking for the support of our colleagues and business partners who we hope will tweet and text us with words of encouragement along the way.”

For anyone wishing to make a donation, please visit the Virgin Money Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CorpsSecurityRowathon

Alternatively, please drop some cash into the charity bucket at the time of the event

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