Author Bio – Stephen Saxton
Stephen has been delivering computer-based courses for over twenty years, focussing on the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Microsoft Project and Visio are additional courses that are very popular sessions.
Steve started out his training career in the Armed Forces, building a vast amount of experience in the delivery and design of courses. A two-year stint at a military training depot provided an excellent platform for Steve to develop as a trainer and engage in new methodologies. It has always been Steve’s goal to learn on the move, incorporating new skills in to his own courses as they are discovered. This technique has allowed Steve to stay current and focussed on new technological trends, such as the deployment and migration of Microsoft Office 365, which is quickly becoming the must have Office tool.
IT’s Easy Training was set up in 1998 by Steve and another colleague after leaving the forces. The jump from the military in to civilian life was a bit of a culture shock for both new owners. Steve had to find freelance work from several bigger more established training companies. Although this might have been a backward move, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Steve was part of a much larger group of trainers that constantly shared knowledge and best practise. Steve’s learning style, to learn on the move, paid great dividends now. After two years working with this highly motivated company Steve pushed out on his own, created a course list based on the best practise around at the time.
All the courses covered by Steve are fluid, moving with the times, as Microsoft brings out new features, they are added in to the relevant course sections, helping maintain a constant flow of new material. Steve has gathered a multitude of business examples to use in all his courses, twenty-two years working with businesses of all sizes has provided the tools to engage with almost every student and enable them to move forward and improve their skills.
Peter Effard, BA (Hons), CMgr MCMI, 6óBB
Learning & Development Manager
Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd.
Domnick Hunter Process Filtration - Europe
Durham Road Birtley Co. Durham DH3 2SF United Kingdom
We have worked in partnership with Steve for a number of years to support the design, development and delivery of PC software related training. Steve has consistently provided an excellent service in a timely manner, to address organisational, team and individual learning needs, and I would highly recommend Steve.
Christine Jackman (Learning Manager(North) – Winner of Training Programme of the Year NECCA) “Steve delivered a number of Microsoft Office Training Sessions to a range of employees across Newcastle College. The service provided by Steve is second to none. I have no hesitations in recommending him to other employers.”
Louise Dunwell FCIPD (Training and Development Manager at Intraining) “Steve has built an excellent rapport with the delegates of all levels who have been inspired to take the training further once returning to the workplace. Excellent value for money, good flexibility regarding delivery locations. Thank you.”
Carolyn Emmerson (HR MANAGER at BAE Systems) “Steve has provided a range of I.T. training for our company (Twinings). The feedback from trainees has always been good. Steve has always been very professional in his delivery and flexible with his timings. I would highly recommend Steve as an I.T. training provider.”
Sarah Kemp (Marketing Director at Ravensworth Digital) “I have attended two training sessions with Steve – Basic MS Excel and Advanced MS Word. The pace, set-up, support materials and content of both sessions were tailored to the group with individual support provided. Steve made the sessions interesting and useful with dozens of practical exercises and his offer of ongoing telephone advice in addition to hands-on support for particular issues if necessary goes over and above what most other training providers offer. I highly recommend IT’s Easy Training.”
Andrea Chisholm (Account Manager) “A brilliant, well structured, 2 day course. Steve covered the basic functionality of MS Project, adapted to our specific business requirements.”
Claire Both (Parker Hannifin Ltd Training & Pensions Administrator) “I have worked with Steve Saxton of IT’s Easy Training for over six years. In this time I have always found IT’s Easy to be an excellent training provider for our company. Their tailored services are specific and relevant to our business needs. Steve is a trustworthy, punctual, polite and professional person who is a pleasure to work with.”