About Us

Our Mission, Vision and Values

PTS Training Academy’s story began over 20 years ago. In 1990, our founders, Byron Thomas Snr. and Matthew Joyce, started their journey towards forming learning opportunities nationwide for everyone. They developed a strong passion for creating these opportunities for people who are keen to learn and gain new skills, allowing them to succeed in their professional life.

When working within the rail industry, Byron and Matt identified a shortfall in skilled workers due to the lack of suitable training available for people from all backgrounds. They realised they had a chance to change this.

Thus, in 2012, a new training centre was born.

Personal Track Safety, now known as PTS Training Academy, was established, operating nationwide to provide training courses, apprenticeships and traineeships for everyone. Delivering consistently with precision, purpose and passion, we provide our partners, employers and learners with high quality training solutions.

The foundations and aspirations of our company remain true to those established by Byron and Matt, and their energy continues to be our inspiration. Our drive and innovative culture ensure that we deliver consistently, providing quality and assurance – today and in the future.

Our Purpose

Creating brighter futures by providing accessible training solutions to everybody.

Our Mission

To deliver high quality tailored training solutions based on understanding the unique needs of each learner and business.

Our Vision

To be the nation’s first choice training provider for quality assured bespoke training solutions.

Our Values

  • We always focus on our learners
  • We understand that every learner is unique.
  • We own and shape our future.
  • We create sustainable growth – for everyone.
  • We work in a friendly team who values diversity.
  • We tailor our courses specifically to the learners and employer’s needs.
  • We trust each other and have fun celebrating success together.

What We Do

We are located in Northampton and operate nationally from our head office and training complex.

Over recent years we have expanded our delivery to include funded training opportunities within a variety of occupational sectors.

Services We Provide

Our Team

Matthew Joyce

Chairman


Chairman and co-founder of PTS Training Academy.
Starting out as a senior possession manager on the railway, I have progressed and succeeded in a number of roles, including Safety Critical Operative, Engineering Supervisor…
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I am now the Chairman of PTS Training Academy ad the PTS Group, and have helped our company grow and achieve...

Byron Thomas

CEO


CEO and co-founder of PTS Training Academy and the PTS Group.
“As a CEO, I oversee the strategic direction and growth of PTS Training Academy. Since 2012, PTS Training Academy has…
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As a CEO, I oversee the strategic direction and growth of PTS Training Academy...

Georgina Burton

Managing Director


I have been working in the Further Education and training sector for over 14 years following a successful career in Construction and Facilities Management. I have a passion…Read More >

Stella Mullock

Lead Curriculum Manager


As the Lead Curriculum Manager at PTS Training Academy, I am responsible for directing and mentoring several teams. I really believe that every student is individual, and have…
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Joe Di Micco

Teaching, Learning and Delivery Manager


I have been working in further education for over 25 years, initially starting as a lecturer within the service industry sector, before moving into management roles..
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Emma Dawoud

Director of Prison Services


I have always been passionate about education and giving individuals the opportunity to strive, develop and make a positive contribution to society. Throughout my career…
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The people who have trusted us so far

We are specialists in providing apprenticeships, learner loans & commercial training, all fully funded by the UK Government & European Social Fund.

Partnerships with a wide range of partners and clients are essential for the effective delivery of our training programmes.

To find out more about our current partnerships, please visit the Partners page.

If you are interested in partnering opportunities with the PTS Training Academy, please contact our Business Development department at:

bd@ptstrainingacademy.co.uk.