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Investing in People for Careers in Automation

The School of Automation is dedicated to facilitating the development of successful careers in automation across the UK and Ireland. Building careers, changing lives and making a difference through AI-powered automation.

Our goal is to cultivate a thriving ecosystem of talent as the technology industry expands, addressing the high demand for automation skills. This initiative will unlock long-term opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution economy. Governments worldwide acknowledge the critical importance of digital literacy, data analytics, and specialised upskilling, such as in AI and Automation, in closing the gap between increasing demand and limited skill availability.

The School of Automation has embarked on a mission to accelerate talent into sustainable future employment in this growing industry. We aim to provide education and industry skills that align with this.

So if you are unemployed, fresh out of education or even looking for a career change the School of Automation can help you.

Digital Transformation and Its Scope

Digital transformation has taken centre stage in the agendas of organisations, both in the public and private sectors. The global digital transformation market was valued at USD 731.13 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.7% from 2023 to 2030  .

Moreover, recent global events, including the pandemic, have accelerated the adoption of digital initiatives as organisations seek more efficient ways of working and enable remote work.


But What Is Digital Transformation?

The term “digital transformation” is frequently used but can be summarised as the shift from traditional techniques to a more digitally-driven mode of business operations, leveraging process automation and advanced technologies. Digital transformation has the potential to streamline and integrate all business operations, enhancing business performance efficiency and improving customer service. It allows organisations to streamline their operations, saving time and resources, and, most importantly, freeing resources for more value-added tasks. It represents the future of work for both employers and employees.

School of Automation and Its Role in Enabling Digital Transformation

The School of Automation was established with a mission to provide training and mentorship to individuals from diverse backgrounds, enabling them to contribute to the digital transformation journey. Simultaneously, we offer them the opportunity for sustainable employment in the dynamic fields of process automation.

Meet The Team

Marc Cooper



Julie Scott

Training &
Development Manager


Rebekah Mallon

Operations Specialist


Sophia Connolly

Technical Trainer


Waseem Butt

Technical Trainer

Meet Our Co-Founders and Directors


Jorge Soares

ABP Group Chairman & Co-Founder


Mark Henderson

Co-Founder & Director


Afonso Nogueira

Co-Founder & Director

ABP Group Shared Services


Raquel Lourenço

HR & Talent Specialist


Ricardo Oliva

Finance Manager


Chara Spyrou

Legal Manager


David Cutten

Head of Marketing & Comms

ABP Global Structure

ABP School of Automation is apart of the ABP Global Group.

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