Commercial training from the experts

A brand new team has been welcomed to North East Ambulance Service to grow the trust’s Commercial Training department.

The Commercial Training team is led by paramedics and trains around 5,000 delegates on average a year, working with private and public sectors across the North East, including Newcastle University, Komatsu UK, Nexus, Teesside University, Newcastle City Council and Proctor and Gamble.

There are 29 first aid related programmes to choose from across a wide range of topics, from first aid to conflict resolution – and all profits are reinvested back into the trust’s vehicle fleet and crews.

Collectively John Mole, Emma Leather and Colette Knowles bring some 50 years sales and marketing experience from the public and private sector to NEAS.

Their mission is to increase awareness of the courses on offer – and in turn drive revenue back into the trust.

Colette Knowles, Marketing Manager, said: “We offer some fantastic courses which receive brilliant feedback. Recent participants have said the training they received was excellent and they couldn’t fault it if they tried.

“That’s exactly the kind of experience we want to harness and grow in order to make our programmes the most popular in the North East. After all, who better to train you in first aid than the experts – the paramedics who save lives every day?”

Courses are run in Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough and training can also take place within the organisation’s workplace.

If you have a training need at your organisation, visit www.firstaidneas.co.uk or call 0300 777 2717.

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