About Us

Who is PETA?

Aspire to learn, apply to advance

PETA Ltd was originally set up at the Portsmouth Engineering Training Association in 1970, with the focus of solving the skills shortages within the engineering industry in and around the Portsmouth area. Over the past 50 years, we have grown to provide quality training encompassing the ICT, health & safety, management & leadership and finance sectors.

At PETA, we take pride in our engineering heritage, which has shaped our journey as a trusted training provider. While our origins lie in engineering, we’ve evolved to become more than that. Today, we stand as a Partner, Expert and Trusted Advisor across diverse sectors.

Our commitment to excellence remains the same, as we continue to empower current and future generations through our training solutions.


On top of our 200+ membership base we partner with a diverse range of employers, from SMEs to global corporations, helping them develop their workforce by delivering bespoke training solutions, or providing apprentices to upskill the current workforce and support the next generation.

Our partnerships help shape the work that we do. Through constant dialogue with our members via discussion groups and workshops, we ensure that our courses, qualifications and apprenticeships are always relevant to the market.

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Whilst our background is in engineering, today we also specialise in providing expert training and consultancy services in ICT, health & safety, management and leadership, and finance.

Our team are all experts in their field, with a commitment to lifelong learning and delivering quality training in the most sought-after skills and qualifications.

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Trusted Advisor

PETA was built by local businesses, for local businesses. For the past 50+ years, our award-winning training and apprenticeship programmes have helped thousands of businesses and individuals across the UK to reach their full potential.

We strive to provide career transforming opportunities that help people grow in their confidence, careers and businesses, and are trusted by our customer base who continue to return to PETA for all their training solutions.

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