The ATS Team

John Alexander from Advanced Training Solutions

John Alexander has 20 years of experience in running Dundee’s largest painting and decorating company, as well as a vast experience of delivering practical and classroom-based training, including Health &Safety, Personal Development and industry specific qualifications.

Working closely with the local community, since 2003, John is proud to have offered hundreds of work placements and apprenticeships.

John has a desire to help the city of Dundee and wanted to create a
sustainable legacy to boost the employability and the economy of the local area.

In 2020, he became the C.E.O. of ACD and has a unique understanding of the needs of the construction sector.

Kara Batchelor from Advanced Training Solutions

Kara Swankie has a background in successfully founding and selling startup
businesses. With a unique understanding of establishing businesses in the current climate, Kara is highly skilled in project management, innovation and people management. She has a range qualification’s including Business and Project Management, Health and Safety and Training.

Through her involved in multiple businesses, Kara has extensive experience of engaging stakeholders at all levels, as well as operational finance, and the
delivery of pioneering programmes.

Well-respected within the local business community, Gordon Mitchell brings with him 25 years of business experience across various sectors.

Gordon creates a strong foundation for ideas throughout Advanced Training Solutions.

Coming from a career within CITB, Elaine oversees the training arm of our business. Meeting with key partners to develop our consultancy services, Elaine is always on hand to ensure our clients are fully aware of the opportunities we can offer their employees.

As well as promoting the unique services we offer, Elaine is also best placed to support the development of local businesses, so that their employees are in the best possible position to support maximum and rapid business growth.

Working closely with Elaine, this role will be appointed in late 2021. Focused on ensuring our training solutions are of the highest possible standards, this position will also support the continued growth of our courses. As well as ensuring we remain relevant to local businesses, and are in the best possible position to continue to upskill their workforce to the highest possible standards.

Bringing together a variety of highly experienced trainers, ATS ensures our delivery team are focussed on developing your workforce to achieve success. Our trainers believe in ATS’s values to share our extensive skills and experience with the next generation.

Upcoming Courses

ATS Consultancy

Advanced Training Solutions is delighted to offer a training management service, to ensure that you and your team’s qualifications never expire. We offer a rounded package, that includes a review of your existing training, as well as advising on ways this can be improved or enhanced. We also arrange the relevant courses, as well as managing the refresher and follow up training courses, ensuring that you can have complete peace of mind that your training is always current and valid.

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