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Progressions

Take a look at the individual successes of our learners below and how they have progressed into their chosen careers.
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Liverpool

Bradley Evans

Mr Bradley Evans has passed selection for his chosen job as a Royal Logistic Corps Supply Specialist. He is starting his training in Harrogate in March 2016. Here is a picture of him taking a well deserved break on a Military Training Day.

 

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Liverpool

Nicole Moran

Miss Nicole Moran passed Selection for the Royal Army Medical Corps, (RAMC) as a Combat Medical Technician, here is a picture of her proudly showing here Selection Day Certificate. Well done Miss Moran. She will start training in Harrogate in March 2016.

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Wrexham

Damon Bradley

Damon Bradley our rugby captain. Recently joined ATC PIRBRIGHT as a potential RAC Crewman. He commenced training 01/02/2016. He lives in shotton North Wales. He gives us regular updates.

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Wrexham

Dan Stapley

Parachute Regiment - left MPCT Wrexham 08/01/16 - Enlistment date 11/01/16

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Wrexham

Grant Kitts

Royal Engineers - left MPCT Wrexham 08/01/16 - Enlistment date 11/01/16

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Bridgend

Connor Thomas

Connor leaves MPCT to the Welsh Guards.

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Bridgend

Adrienne Owen

Adrienne leaves MPCT to the Royal Logistic Corps.

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Bridgend

Geraint Greest

Geraint leaves MPCT to the Royal Welsh.

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Bridgend

Huw Williams

Huw leaves MPCT to the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers.

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Bridgend

James Cowdery

James leaves MPCT to join the Royal Armoured Corps.

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Bridgend

Karl Roberts

Karl leaves MPCT to the Royal Navy.

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Bridgend

Luke Lewis

Luke leaves MPCT to the Welsh Guards.

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Bridgend

McCauley Francis

McCauley leaves MPCT to the Royal Armoured Corps.

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Bridgend

Newman Fruin

Newman leaves MPCT to the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Bridgend

Shaun Williams

Shaun leaves MPCT to the Welsh Guards.

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Bridgend

Stuart Kelly

Stuart leaves MPCT to the Royal Navy.

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Bristol

Adam Willis

Adam leaves MPCT to join the Royal Engineers.

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Bristol

Jack Butcher

Jack leaves MPCT to join the Royal Engineers.

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Bristol

Samantha Skopljak

Samantha leaves MPCT to join the Royal Artillery.

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Bridgend

Alex Green

Alex Green is starting basic training with the Welsh Guards  at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) in Catterick on the 14/02/16

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Bridgend

Ben Hool

Ben Hool is starting basic training with the Irish Guards at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) in Catterick on the 14/02/16

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Eastbourne

Connor Trimming

Connor joined the PWRR on 7th February 2016

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Eastbourne

Ryan Henry

Ryan joined the Army Air Corps on 7th September 2015

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Eastbourne

Jo Whitewind

Jo joined the Royal Logistic Corps on 12th October 2015. "Its improved my fitness and confidence massively."

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Bangor

Kieran Moore

Kieran is 17 from Prestatyn and joins the Welsh Guards in March 2016.

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Bangor

Michael Rogers

Michael is 16 from Rhyl and joins The Royal Logistic Corps in March.

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Bangor

Ryan Wright

Ryan is 18 from Holyhead and joins the Royal Navy in October.

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Bangor

Dylan Scott

Dylan is 18 from Abergele and joins the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers in May 2016.

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Bangor

Kieran Strudwick

Kieran is 18 years old from Colwyn Bay and joins the Welsh Guards in April.

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Bangor

Bradley Bolding

Bradley is 18 years old from Holyhead and has started with the Royal Welsh

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Bangor

Zack Fairs

Zack is 17 years old from Rhyl and has started with the Royal Welsh.

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Bangor

Kieran O'Brien

Kieran is 18 years old from Holyhead and has started with the Rifles.

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Bangor

John Thomas

John is 17 from Llandudno and has started with the Welsh Guards.

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Bangor

Nicholas McKeown

Nicholas is 18 from Bangor and starts in January with the Royal Artillery.

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Wrexham

Rebecca Sedcole

Rebecca Sedcole from Ruthin. Joining Royal Artillery. Completed training at AFC Harrogate today and is moving onto Larkhill to complete Phase 2. Miss Sedcole is a welsh champion show jumper equestrian.

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Wolverhampton

Emily Reith

Miss Emily Reith passed with a C Grade and will be joining the Royal Logistics Corps as a logistics supply specialist, attending AFC Harrogate in March 2016. Miss Reith Joined the college on 7th July 2015. During the course she has passed skills qualifications in Communication level 1, Application of number E2 and E3 and has obtained a level 2 award in employability. Miss Reith says she has enjoyed her time here at the college, she has met some fantastic people and has made lots of new friends for life. She especially would like to thank all of the staff at MPCT in Wolverhampton who she says could not have achieved what she has since July when joining the college. Miss Reith will be missed by the remaining learners and staff she is leaving behind.

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Wolverhampton

Jack Goody

Mr Jack Goody passed selection with a C Grade and will be joining the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers in March 2016. Mr Goody joined the college on 21st September 2015. During the course he has achieved a level 2 award in employability. Mr Goody is the joker of the Wolverhampton pack. In the past few months he has knuckled down and has achieved his dream of joining the REME. Mr Goody has expressed his time at the college has been hard work and determination on his part. With the help of the instructors Staff Evans and Staff Simeon he would never have been able to join. Mr Goody had been struggling with his required weight to join and the staff at the college pushing him in the right direction, he says he would have been waiting another six months to progress if it wasn’t for the direction from the staff.

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Wolverhampton

Oliver Howell

Mr Oliver Howell passed selection with an A Grade and will be joining the Royal Armoured Corps in March 2016. Mr Howell joined the college on 7th July 2015.During his time on the course he has achieved a level two award in employability. Whilst attending the college he has been nominated as an ambassador for the past three months helping less abled learners to achieve. Mr Howell say that his time in the college has been engaging but also fun. He says his friends he has made will always be in his thoughts and he encourages them to take the same route. MPCT has helped him get to the standard that he wanted and he says that he would not of been able to achieve his A grade without the help of all the staff here at the college.

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Wolverhampton

Daniel Harrison

Mr Harrison passed selection with an A Grade and will be joining the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers in March 2016. Mr Harrison started the course on 7th August 2015. During his time on the course he has achieved a level two in employability. Communication level 1 and APL. Application of number level 1 and APL. Mr Harrison says the course is fantastic he has learnt so much from the instruction he has been given, His fitness has improved immensely and his confidence has improved dramatically. He encourages anyone who wishes to join the armed forces that this is the first step you should take. It will give you a head start in military life.

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Wolverhampton

Cameron Appleby-Mcivor

Mr Appleby-Mcivor passed selection with an A Grade and will be joining the Parachute Regiment in March. He started at the college on the 19th August 2015. During his time on the course he has achieved a level two in employability award. Mr Appleby McIvor has always wanted to join the Parachute Regiment and says that this was the first stepping stone to a successful career. The motivation of all instructors got him to where he is now. He wishes to thank all staff at Wolverhampton for the encouragement he has got since joining.

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Wolverhampton

Lewis Dickens

Mr Dickens passed selection with an A Grade and will be joining the Royal Armoured Corps in March 2016. Mr Dickens joined the course on 16th July 2015. During his time on the course he has achieved a level two in employability and achieved a level 2 in application of number. Mr Dickens arrived at the college weighing fourteen stone. His concerns were that he would not be able to join the forces with the weight that he had. With the instruction from the staff at the college and through sheer determination Mr Dickens has lost two and a half stone. Mr Dickens says you can achieve your goals listen to good advice from the professionals that know. Achieve your goals and you will get to where you want to go. A big thankyou to all staff at MPCT in pushing me in the right direction and I would recommend this course to anyone. The staff take you in and polish you up to be that better person.

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Wolverhampton

Zac Jones

Mr Zak Jones passed his selection for the Royal Navy. He will be start his training at HMS Raleigh this Sunday 28th February 2016 as a warfare specialist. Mr Jones started the course on the 8th October 2015. During his time on the course he has achieved a level two award in employability. MPCT has massively improved my fitness, it has improved my confidence. The course has brought me in contact with a lot of people working here. Anyone who wishes to join the armed forces are to join this college. Since I have joined MPCT I think I am better prepared than I will ever be. Thanks to all the staff here at MPCT Wolverhampton it’s been fantastic and I have loved every minute of it and I will be sad to leave the college.

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Liverpool

Stephen Lefebvre

Mr Lefebvre has passed selection to join The Mercian Regiment. 

"Prior to joining MPCT, I was very keen on joining the Army but needed support with my confidence when speaking to others. I was very worried about my icebreaker in particular. Staff Plimley and Staff Ward have really worked with me to get my icebreaker to a good standard and improve my confidence in this area. Thank you MPCT."

 

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Cardiff

Jack Revell-Griffiths

Mr Jack Revell-Griffiths will start his military career at AFC Harrogate on Monday and will go on to join the Royal Welsh.

Mr Revell-Griffiths has been an outstanding student and has displayed all core values on a day to day basis. Mr Revell-Griffiths has the highest of personal standards and has been a shining example to all students gaining the respect of both learners and staff alike.

 

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Cardiff

Scott Harris

3 Section would also like to say all the best to Mr Harris. He starts Harrogate on the 13th March 2016. Mr Harris is joining the Royal Signals. Mr Harris we wish you all the best and good luck for the future. 

 

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Cardiff

Martyn Lloyd Hopkins

Another success story for 3 Section, we would like to say a massive well done and all the best to Mr Hopkins who left us today to start Harrogate on 20th March. Mr Hopkins has worked very hard to achieve his goal, he is joining the Royal Armoured Corps. Make sure you work hard but enjoy your time at Harrogate. Good luck Mr Hopkins from all at MPCT.

 

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Gloucester

Alex Marshall

Alex is at Harrogate to join the Infantry on 20/03/2016

 

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Gloucester

Ben McCullough

Ben joins the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at age 18 on 4th April 2016.

 

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Gloucester

Bradley Pow

Bradley is joining the RAF as a Ship Mechanic on 30th March 2016.

 

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Gloucester

Nathan Rushby

Nathan joins the Royal Tank Regiment as a Mechanic on 28th March 2016 and is 17 years old.

 

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Gloucester

Tom Richards

Tom is 16 and off to Harrogate to join the Royal Logistic Corps on 20th March 2016.

 

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Gloucester

Stephen Storey

Stephen is 18 and joins the Infantry on 28th March 2016.

 

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Bristol

Harry Austin

Harry is 18 and is joining the Royal Navy as a Ship Engineer on 23rd January 2016.

 

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Bristol

Jake Grant

Jake is 16 and started at Harrogate on 20/03/2016 training to become a Mercian Soldier.

 

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Bristol

Tom Ellis

Tom joins Harrogate on 20/03/2016 to become a Paratrooper.

 

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Rhymney

Christopher Jones

Mr Jones joined MPCT Rhymney in May 2014 with a goal of enlisting into the REME. Whilst on the course Mr Jones demonstrated excellent core values such as robustness on physical training and dedication in his excellent attendance at the college.

After completing the initial 26 week engagement class Mr Jones was progressed onto the B-Tec Level one course where he would study public services, application of number and communications qualifications. After completing the course Mr Jones left with a progression into employment but then returned seven months later still as focused as ever where he would achieve his diploma in Public Services. Mr Jones continuously performed to a high standard being particularly noted for his strong work ethic, attention to detail and very positive attitude towards classroom work. Mr Jones has now achieved his goal of entry into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and is doing very well indeed.

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Rhymney

Max Craze

Mr Craze joined MPCT Rhymney in September 2015 with a goal of enlisting into the Welsh Guards. Whilst on the course Mr Craze demonstrated excellent core values such as robustness on physical training by lowering his mile and a half by 3 minutes.

 Mr Craze gained qualifications in application of number and communications during his time in the college and continuously performed to a high standard being particularly noted for his strong work ethic and drive to achieve his goal in such a short space of time. Mr Craze has now achieved his goal of entry into the Welsh Guards and is doing very well indeed.

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Rhymney

Rhys Collison

Mr Collison joined MPCT Rhymney in September 2014 after being refused entry to the Armed Forces due to his Body Mass Index.  Mr Collison was told he had to lose a minimum of three stone to be eligible for British Army selection which is exactly what he did with the help of MPCT. Mr Collison demonstrated excellent core values such as robustness, dedication, and pride by sticking to his strict diet and pushing himself on the challenging physical training sessions.

After completing the initial 26 week engagement class Mr Collison was progressed onto the B-Tec Level one course where he would study public services, application of number and communications qualifications. Mr Collison continuously performed to a high standard being particularly noted for his strong work ethic, selfless approach and very positive attitude. Mr Collison has now achieved his goal of entry into the Royal Logistics Core and is doing very well indeed.

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Rhymney

Dimitri Dowsell

Mr Dowsell joined MPCT Rhymney in June 2015 with a goal of enlisting into the Royal Navy however after spending some time in the college Mr Dowsell felt he would be better suited as an RLC soldier. Whilst on the course Mr Dowsell demonstrated excellent core values such as robustness on physical training, dedication in his exceptional attendance at the college and pride in his parade kit and working dress.

After completing the initial 26 week engagement class Mr Dowsell was progressed onto the B-Tec Level one course where he would study public services for a short time. During this time he would achieve his award. Mr Dowsell also gained qualifications in application of number and communications during his time in the college. Mr Dowsell continuously performed to a high standard being particularly noted for his strong work ethic, attention to detail and respectful attitude towards his peers and staff. Mr Dowsell has now achieved his goal of entry into the Royal Logistics Core and is doing very well indeed.

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Rhymney

Morgan Thomas Jones

Mr Thomas Jones joined MPCT Rhymney in July 2014 after being refused entry to the Armed Forces due to his Body Mass Index.  Mr Thomas Jones was told he had to lower of his BMI to eligible for British Army selection which is exactly what he did with the help of MPCT. Mr Thomas Jones demonstrated excellent core values such as robustness, dedication, and pride by sticking to his strict diet plan and pushing himself on the challenging physical training sessions.

After completing the initial 26 week engagement class Mr Thomas Jones was progressed onto the B-Tec Level one course where he would study public services, application of number and communications qualifications. After completing the course Mr Thomas Jones left with a progression into employment but then returned two months later where he would achieve his diploma in Public Services. Mr Thomas Jones continuously performed to a high standard being particularly noted for his strong work ethic, good sense of humour and very positive attitude towards voluntary work. Mr Thomas Jones has now achieved his goal of entry into the Royal Engineers and is doing very well indeed.

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Cardiff

Chloe Sedgemore

3 Section would like to say well done and good luck to Miss Sedgemore. She leaves today to go to AFC Harrogate on Sunday 20th March joining the RLC. Miss Sedgemore joined MPCT after being deferred at selection. She worked hard to meet her goal. She has a great attitude and has been a great team player. All the best from all at MPCT, we will miss your bubbly character.

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Cardiff

Brittany Tiaunna Beal

Miss Beal leaves 3 Section today to join AFC Harrogate, she is joining the Royal Artillery. Miss Beal has worked hard to achieve her goal. The section is going to be a quieter place without her and we will miss her "yeah but no but yeah" comments. Miss Beal has been a good team player and will be missed! Good luck from all at MPCT.

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Cardiff

Liam Stallard

3 Section would like to say a fond farewell to Mr Liam Stallard. He has enlisted with 104 RA. Mr Stallard has been on a fantastic journey whilst at MPCT, he joined a shy young man that lacked confidence, he leaves as a very confident and capable young man that will do very well with his life. He has a fantastic attitude and it has been a pleasure having you in the section. From all at MPCT good luck Mr Stallard. Staff Brydon

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Cardiff

Chloe Jones

Chloe Jones previously of 2 section started her Phase 1 training with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps on 1st of February 2016. Chloe was an outstanding student and displayed all core values in every activity at the college and grew in confidence daily. Chloe was also the first female to achieve a gold bib during her time at the college and was also the winning female at the inter college cross country.

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Cardiff

Nathan Buckland

Well done to Mr Buckland (centre), he started AFC Harrogate last minute on the 28th March. He was on the reserve list and got a phone call on Tuesday 22nd March asking if he would join on Monday 28th March. He did and his training is now under way! He is joining the Royal Welsh. Well done for going for it Mr Buckland.

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Cardiff

Sion Rosier

Mr Sion Rosier will be starting his phase 1 training on Monday at Pirbright to join the Queens Dragoon Guards. Mr Rosier has been with the college for 38 weeks and has maintained very high standards throughout his time with us. He has grown in confidence and maturity as well as seeing a significant improvement in his physical abilities and has prepared himself very well for his military training. I have no doubt that he will have a very successful military career and I wish him all the best.

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Portsmouth

John Martin

John Martin started at MPCT Portsmouth on 19th January 2015 with his sights set on a career in the British army. This was realised when he began training on 27th September 2015. Martin is now enjoying a career in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps. From day one Martin demonstrated great leadership skills and was always happy to lead other learners in drill.

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Portsmouth

Jack Chandler

Jack Chandler started college on 1st July 2013 as a learner with the one goal of becoming a Royal Marine Commando. During his time at college Chandler excelled during PT sessions and later became an apprentice at college where he gains a level 2 fitness instructor qualification and began to lead his former fellow learners in PT session. He joined the Royal Marines on 18th January 2016.

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Portsmouth

Matt Vardy

Matt Vardy re-joined the college on 18th April 2016 to support him with his entry to the Royal Marine Commandos. Vardy experienced a massive set back during his application however, demonstrating true Royal Marine spirit he did not give up and began training at CTCRM on the 6th June 2016.

 

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Portsmouth

James Chippendale

James Chippendale joined the college from the Schools programme on 30th June 2014. In his two years at the college he completely turned his life around from a young lad who didn’t always make the best decisions to a young man with aspirations of joining the Royal Marines. All journeys of growth take a lot of hard work and Chippendales was no different however, as his discipline and motivation developed so did his ability and after passing PRMC first time Chippendale began training at CTCRM on the 6th June 2016 with his college friend Matt Vardy.

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Portsmouth

George Barham

George Barham re-joined the college on 25th April 2016 to support his application to the British Army. During his time of the course Barham worked hard to get down to the weight he needed to be to continue with his application. His hard work paid off as on the 5th June 2016 he started training at ITC Catterick and will enjoy a career in the Rifles.

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Portsmouth

Shannon Morgan

Shannon Morgan started at MPCT Portsmouth on 11th September 2014 and during her time at college became the fittest female and a positive role model to all other learners. Morgan also displayed great skill in the pool during our swimming sessions at HMS Temeraire. Morgan realised her ambition to join the Royal Navy when she began training at HMS Raleigh on the 29th May 2016.

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Portsmouth

Matthew Lee

Matt Lee began college on 14th September 2015 with the goal of joining the British army as part of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps. After working hard at college he attended the Army Development Selection Centre and achieved an A grade. This saw him gain a start date for the army. Lee began training for a career in the REME on 5th June 2016.

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Liverpool

Jacob Draper

Mr Draper was a learner at MPCT Liverpool and is currently doing well at ATR Pirbright. He was first to finish the 1.5 mile run on selection and achieved a strong grade which allowed him to get his first job choice in the REME as an Air technician. Mr Draper would travel in daily from the north of Merseyside to college. He worked extremely hard on his fitness and most of all his personal attitude of which improved greatly. Mr Draper said that without his time with us here at MPCT he would have found it incredibly difficult to get through selection. 

 

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Liverpool

Jordan Hudson

Mr Hudson was a learner at MPCT Liverpool and is now currently at AFC Harrogate. During his time at the selection centre he came first on his 1.5mile run and achieved a strong overall grade. This ensured that he got his desired job in the REME. Mr Hudson worked hard on his functional skills to help him pass the technical assessment. He also improved on his personal fitness and confidence and he said that this has help him feel more confident around his peers. Mr Hudson lives local to the college.

 

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Liverpool

Stephen Lefebvre

Mr Lefebvre has been a learner at MPCT Liverpool and is now doing well in Phase 1 training at Catterick. He is joining the Mercian Regiment. During his time at the college he improved on his overall fitness and personal confidence. He achieved a strong grade at the selection centre which allowed him to join his first job choice with a quick start date. Mr Lefebvre travelled from the Wirral daily across the water in to Liverpool. He comes back to the centre on leave to see us all and says how grateful he is to all the staff.

 

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Cardiff

Jamielea Walters

Miss Walters of 2 section will start her career with the Royal Navy reserves this week (Sept 16).

Miss Walters has worked very hard during her time at the college and has gone on to achieve her Btec Diploma. Whilst at the college Miss Walters has also won the Inter College 1.5 mile sports competition as well as 1st female in the intercollege cross country competition. Miss Walters will now start her training for a reserve career with HMS Cambria.

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Portsmouth

John Martin

John Martin started at MPCT Portsmouth on 19th January 2015 with his sights set on a career in the British army. This was realised when he began training on 27th September 2015. Martin is now enjoying a career in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps. From day one Martin demonstrated great leadership skills and was always happy to lead other learners in drill

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Portsmouth

Jack Chandler

Jack Chandler started college on 1st July 2013 as a learner with the one goal of becoming a Royal Marine Commando. During his time at college Chandler excelled during PT sessions and later became an apprentice at college where he gains a level 2 fitness instructor qualification and began to lead his former fellow learners in PT session. He joined the Royal Marines on 18th January 2016.

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Portsmouth

Matt Vardy

Matt Vardy re-joined the college on 18th April 2016 to support him with his entry to the Royal Marine Commandos. Vardy experienced a massive set back during his application however, demonstrating true Royal Marine spirit he did not give up and began training at CTCRM on the 6th June 2016

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Portsmouth

James Chippendale

James Chippendale joined the college from the Schools programme on 30th June 2014. In his two years at the college he completely turned his life around from a young lad who didn’t always make the best decisions to a young man with aspirations of joining the Royal Marines. All journeys of growth take a lot of hard work and Chippendale’s was no different however, as his discipline and motivation developed so did his ability and after passing PRMC first time Chippendale began training at CTCRM on the 6th June 2016 with his college friend Matt Vardy.

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Portsmouth

George Barham

George Barham re-joined the college on 25th April 2016 to support his application to the British Army. During his time of the course Barham worked hard to get down to the weight he needed to be to continue with his application. His hard work paid off as on the 5th June 2016 he started training at ITC Catterick and will enjoy a career in the Rifles.

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Portsmouth

Shannon Morgan

Shannon Morgan started at MPCT Portsmouth on 11th September 2014 and during her time at college became the fittest female and a positive role model to all other learners. Morgan also displayed great skill in the pool during our swimming sessions at HMS Temeraire. Morgan realised her ambition to join the Royal Navy when she began training at HMS Raleigh on the 29th May 2016.

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Portsmouth

Matthew Lee

Matt Lee began college on 14th September 2015 with the goal of joining the British army as part of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps. After working hard at college he attended the Army Development Selection Centre and achieved an A grade. This saw him gain a start date for the army. Lee began training for a career in the REME on 5th June 2016.

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Portsmouth

Jordan Elliott-Smith

Elliott-Smith joined college with the goal of becoming a Royal Marine. Along with several of his friends at college he worked hard to achieve his goal an joined the Royal Marines on the 5th September 2016.

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Portsmouth

Jake Carpenter

Carpenter was had already started his application when he joined college however, he had realised he needed to develop his physical robustness and that is exactly what he did. He joined the Royal Navy on 18 September 2016.

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Portsmouth

Jake Swindells

Jake Swindells joined the college after achieving a B grade at selection. Whilst at the college he improved his fitness and general military knowledge. He joined AFC Harrogate on 26 Sep 16.

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Portsmouth

Jared Wilson

Wilson joined the college not knowing where he wanted to go. After applying to a number of arms of the UK military he eventually settled on the Grenadier Guards and he started his basic training on 24th Oct 2016.

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Portsmouth

Luke Rogers

Rogers joined the college with hopes of becoming a Royal Marine however, after learning more about the army and the Army Foundation College Harrogate he shifted focus to a career in the army. Rogers joined AFC Harrogate on 26th September 2016.

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Portsmouth

Sam Brum

Brum re-joined the college to finish his preparation for joining the REME. He became one of the fitness at college and was always ready to help others. Brum started his basic army training at Winchester on 12 Sep 16.

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Birmingham

Kieran Von-Breen

Mr. Kieran Von-Breen commenced his training at MPCT Birmingham in August 2015. He lives in Aston, Birmingham and travelled for 120 minutes twice daily by public transport to attend the college. This clearly demonstrated his commitment and determination to do well and achieve his career aspirations. During his time at the college Mr. Von-Breen reduced his run time by 8 minutes and increased his press-ups and sit-ups by 35% and 42% respectively. He also achieved his certificate in Employability Skills along with Level 2 Functional Skills in Math & English.

 

Mr. Von-Breen progressed from the course and into AFC Harrogate on Sunday 25th September 2015.

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Southampton

Luke Tommans-Porter

Hello my name is Luke Tommans-Porter, I have currently passed out of RAF Regiment Gunner training after 32 weeks, I joined MPCT Southampton in June 2015, I couldn't of got to where I am today thanks to the staff and friends at MPCT, within a year the staff got my fitness up to the required standard, myself discipline and confidence also increased, other things such as interview preparation and job research gave me the upper hand allowing me to pass every obstacles the RAF gave me.

 

If anyone is looking to join the military, then MPCT is the place to go.

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Southampton

Ben Hodge

My name is Ben Hodge, in many ways MPCT Southampton helped me achieve my goal! I gained a lot of confidence and Learnt a lot of things about myself! The instructors are extremely helpful and have a lot of experience! The physical training, education and military skills that the staff provide is second to none! Recommend the college to anyone wishing to join the forces.

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Southampton

Jamie May

My name is Jamie May and I joined the Royal Artillery as a forward observer in 19th regiment Royal artillery, the college helped me gain my fitness level to a very high standard and basic understanding of the army and how to act within the ranks, along with the skills needed to excel myself in any career path. I would recommend MPCT Southampton to anyone wishing to join the forces.

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Southampton

Jordan Fawcett

My name is Jordan Fawcett and I joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as a Vehicle Mechanic. MPCT Southampton really helped me with my fitness, interpersonal skills and confidence to achieve anything, I couldn't have asked for a better college to prepare me for a career in the forces.

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Gloucester

Tom Appleton

When I first joined the college I was nervous due to the fitness levels and lack of knowledge about the armed forces but with some extremely helpful instructors I was able to learn all about my chosen career path and with Staff Grillo’s help was able to improve my fitness a lot.

The morale in college was amazing, during PT when everyone was tired how they all encourage each other along with staff helping to encourage us all as well. Being at a college that’s all so friendly and close was an amazing experience, knowing if I ever felt low the lads were always there and making everyone laugh. The employability skills I learned in college about further employment have helped me greatly and I have now moved onto a further employment after college.

I have my PRMC retry on the 6th of December due to a previous failure on the 6th of September and I wouldn’t off been able to get to this stage without the help of MPCT and the Staff.

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Gloucester

Andrew Townsend

My name is Andrew Townsend I joined MPCT august 2015, I joined after doing plumbing for a year to boost my confidence and fitness for the royal logistic core army.

When I first started I was nervous about when I was getting myself in for because I wasn’t at my fittest peak at the time and I thought I would find it hard. But despite all of this staff and other students would always be there to boost your morale so that you could carry on. The best part of the course is the trips we do like to op sandy dune because we are all getting taught by ex-servicemen themselves so we are getting the best advice someone could get like about camo and concealment and also what to do on rekey patrols. Overall the whole experience of the staff here at MPCT has helped massively to gain the knowledge to get into the army.

I am due to start training in the army on 14/09/16 and I would have struggled without MPCT.

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Gloucester

Evan Lessels

I’m Evan Lessels, I joined MPCT Gloucester in July 2015, I joined after completing my A Levels to boost my fitness levels to join the RAF as a Logistics Mover.

At first I was apprehensive about the fitness here at college, as I thought I wouldn’t be able to keep up, however with excellent guidance and structure from Staff Grillo I found my weaknesses and they helped me to beat my targets despite his needs to help the rest of the learners. The best part of the college in my opinion was the morale. If I ever felt down or needed support the Staff were always there to help, and I have never had a day here that hasn’t been boring and there has always been an element of fun added by the staff. Also the instruction on military skills such as Fieldcraft has been of high quality due to the experience gained by Staff Trewinnard and has helped me in my preparation for the RAF.

I am due to start training in the RAF on 26/04/2016 and I know I couldn’t have got to this stage without MPCT.

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Gloucester

Jack McQuillan

I’m Jack McQuillan and I joined MPCT on the 17th August 2015.

I joined the college to help get a feel of military life and to improve my fitness ready for when I start training in the RAF as a Weapon Technician on the 29th June 2016.

When I first joined the college, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get fit and keep up but I soon found that with the great guidance and help from the instructors, I helped address my weaker points and built on them to become a fitter and better person. Aside from the PT everyone at the college was very supportive and helpful and if I ever had a problem I could always talk to someone whether it would be the staff or my friends, I always had someone to talk too.The best part of the college in my opinion was the way we were all like a close knit family, even the staff were regarded as friends whilst being treated with the utmost respect, they knew how to engage with us and make the lessons and PT as fun and interesting as possible and where possible they would have a laugh with us. As a whole, MPCT has helped me reach my goals and helped set me up for a career in the Royal Air Force and I don’t think I would’ve stuck at it or even got this far without the help of MPCT.

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Gloucester

Joe Davenport

Hi my name is Joe Brian Davenport. I joined MPCT in November 2014. I was in the British Army at AFC Harrogate. But sadly got medical discharge after a week of being there. So I decided to come back to MPCT to carry on with my fitness and try again with the army. Since been here I have gained my level 1 in my Maths and my level 3 in English. Also I have gained my level 2 in public services as well.

When I started MPCT I have very low fitness in running and strength I couldn’t even do a press up also I was running my 1.5 miles in 13:50. But over the months I have seen progress with my strength and my running, now I can do up to 30 press ups without stopping. Also my running has gone down quite a lot. I’m running my 1.5 in 12 minutes. That is a huge improvement. The time here at MPCT has giving in an insight of what the army is and what I will expect during my training and career. I have been on trips with college on OP Sandy Dune. Where we were learning how to admin ourselves in the field, how to set up a shelter and learn how to do a stag and recce patrol. I have made many friends at the college

I’m leaving MPCT for my phase 1 training which will be at Winchester on the 23rd of May for 14 weeks. I will be doing driving for the Royal Logistics.

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Gloucester

Kai Weaver

I’m Kai Weaver and I joined MPCT Gloucester in July 2015, I joined after passing my recruitment test and having my application on pause.

I came to the college being not very fit and was worried I wouldn’t be able to cope but upon arriving I found out that the fitness levels were very varied and I wasn’t as unfit as I thought, as I progressed I could see and feel my fitness levels increasing thanks to the effort and dedication by all the staff to help us improve. I also learnt a lot about the military that I didn’t know, I heard what it was really like from the staff’s experiences and how they coped with training. I also learnt a lot of little techniques that will help me in training from staffs Trewinnard’s military skills lessons and staff Grillo’s PT lessons.

I am due to start training on the 5/9/2016 for the Royal Marines, I know that without the help and support from the MPCT staff and learners I wouldn’t have got this far.

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Gloucester

Kody Morgan

I joined MPCT on the 27/6/16, I joined because I was determined to get into the military and this seemed the best option for my potential career.

MPCT was the best thing I had ever done in my life so far, it has improved my physical ability and mental courage to move forward in difficult situations. I have learnt a phenomenal amount about the military whilst being at this college and I think it has guided me onto the right path for success in my chosen career. MPCT supported every move I would choose and would advise me on what was best or right for my chosen career. MPCT taught you the army’s core values and enforced them throughout every day. MPCT has helped me achieve my goals to getting into the parachute regiment.

I am now leaving MPCT as I have been enlisted into the Army (Parachute Regiment) and start training on the 25/09/2016 at AFC Harrogate.

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Gloucester

Liam Dix

Hi my name is Liam Dix I have been at MPCT since early October. Since being at MPCT I have sat exams for English and Maths. Before I joined MPCT my fitness wasn’t very good but it has got a lot better over my stay.

My fastest mile and a half is 8:39 and my best press ups and sit ups are 70 and 88. The college has given me a major insight into what it might be like when I leave for the British army. The staff at the college have helped me a lot with progressing and helping me get to where I am now. We had very good lessons about ironing kit and folding equipment and setting up own equipment so we gave the best possible chance at passing our training and so we already have a good idea of what to do. At college we regularly set ourselves tasks which is good because it makes us push harder to achieve and stand out in the best way possible.

I leave for my phase one training on the 31st of July for14 weeks at ATC Catterick where I hope to be part of the Rifles when I pass out.

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Gloucester

Lloyd Hopton

I’m Lloyd Hopton, I joined MPCT in June 2015, I joined after completing a year at Gloucester College I was not ready to joining the Royal Marines straight after school, I then joined MPCT the year it opened in Gloucester. I wanted to join to improve my physical ability, having ding so at the same time I have got many qualifications such as public services level 2 and level 1 functional skills English.

I was never too good at fitness but as I joined MPCT I have gained the confidence and managed to find my full potential. Staff Grillo has always pushed me to my full potential on PT which I now thank him for and Staff Trewinnard has taught me many military skills such as cam and concealment that I never knew a thing about before. The best bit about the college was being able to meet new people that will now be friends for life, going on the look of life course gave me an in site training and made we want it even more, that wouldn’t be possible without MPCT and the staff.

I am due to start training to the 3rd of October 2016.

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London

Charlie Partridge

Mr Partridge joined MPCT to improve his fitness in July 16. He passed his selection. With support from the college he has improved his fitness, gained Military knowledge and has now joined AFC Harrogate in September 16 to start his training. On completion of his training he will be joining the Royal Signals.

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Eastbourne

Charles Eden

Mr Eden attended MPCT in order to gain a better insight into the military. He wanted to improve his fitness in order to pass selection. 

He joined the Household Cavalry 02/05/16

He received a B grade on selection.

Charles commented "Just want to thank you and everyone else at MPCT because without your help and support, I wouldn't have pursued my application for the army at this time! Your help has been so beneficial, boosting my fitness, giving me an insight into army life! It's been a massive help and I'm really grateful for that!"

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Eastbourne

Ben Wood

Mr Wood joined the Royal Engineers on 28/08/2016 as an Armoured Engineer

 He joined the course to improve his English and maths. While improving his fitness to pass selection.

 Ben commented " I loved my time with MPCT. The fitness has been fantastic in preparing me for the Army"

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Eastbourne

Ryan Green

Mr Green joined the Parachute Regiment on the 17/07/2016and received an A grade on selection.

 He joined the course to pursue his dream of serving in the military. He started at entry level 1 and entry 2 respectively for Literacy and Numeracy. He left for phase 1 training with Level 2 in both.

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Eastbourne

Aaron Dunn

Mr Dunn joined Harrogate on the 14/09/2015 and passed selection with a grade B.  

He later joined the Royal Anglian Regiment.

 He joined MPCT to fully prepare for a career into the Military and wanted guidance into the right Regiment for him.

Mr Dunn said " Thanks to MPCT staff for all their help and support. I will come back soon to tell you how I am getting on"

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Eastbourne

Buster Smith

Mr Smith joined the Royal Engineers on the 10/05/2015 after joining MPCT to build his confidence and public speaking. 

 Mr Smith said "Without the staffs help I probably wouldn't of completed the application process. They kept me focussed and encouraged me to keep going. Even when I was injured they were always ready to talk it through with me. Thank you".

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Eastbourne

Harry Allard

Mr Allard joined Harrogate on 13/03/2015 before joining the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment.

He joined MPCT as he was in elective home education. He wanted a career in the Army and after leaving the French education system he was unable to access the English school system. He was able to access MPCT at an earlier age of 15. He wanted to improve his Literacy and Numeracy in order to attend Harrogate. He wanted to improve his fitness to pass selection.

Mr Allard commented "I loved my time with MPCT and would recommend it to anyone looking to join the military"

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Eastbourne

Kira Marsh

Miss Marsh joined the Royal Logistics Corps on 15/03/2015

 She joined MPCT to improve her fitness in order to pass selection into the Army.

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Eastbourne

Liam Page

Mr Page joined the Royal Engineers on the 15/08/2016. He passed selection with a B grade.

He joined the course to improve his fitness and confidence.

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Wolverhampton

Keeley Williams

Miss Williams has been very successful at MPCT Wolverhampton by achieving the award, certificate and functional skills qualifications. Miss Williams lived in Wolverhampton so had to use a short bus service to get there. Miss Williams passed selection and has started AFC Harrogate on the 25th September 2016 as a RLC driver.

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Wolverhampton

Elli Preece

Miss Preece has been very successful at MPCT Wolverhampton by achieving the award, certificate and functional skills qualifications. Miss Preece lived in Stoke – on – Trent and had to so had to travel for one and a half hours each way which shown tremendous dedication and commitment. Miss Preece passed selection and has started AFC Harrogate on the 25th September 2016 as a RLC driver.

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Hastings

Richard Lloyd-Jones

Richard Lloyd-Jones (LJ) joined Hastings MPCT on 29/7/13. He progressed through the BTec course and went on to do the NCFE diploma, which he completed. He gained Level 2 in both Maths and English. This saved him time when he went to ITC Catterick in January 15 to train as an Infanteer with the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

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Hastings

Keaton Peppiatt

Keaton Peppiatt joined Hastings MPCT for a short term on 7/7/14 as he had already secured a position at ATC Harrogate. He left us on 5/9/14 and went northwards. After two years he has completed all his training, with a final pass out at the beginning of September 16. Keaton regularly comes back to see us at the college and is now forming part of the Queens Guard.

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Hastings

Joshua Bruton

Josh joined us in Hastings, just as his sister was leaving us for the Royal Artillery. He started on 15/10/13 and continued on through his Btec which he completed alongside his functional skills. He had to leave MPCT in April 15 due to reaching 19 years of age. He worked locally for a while whilst awaiting entry to the Army. He has now passed out as a Queens Fusilier, Royal Armoured Corps. His younger brother is now in MPCT Hastings which if successful will be three members of the same family progressing to the Military.

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Wrexham

Lauren Nield

Miss Lauren Nield started with MPCT Wrexham in October 2014, whilst in the College she completed a variety of qualifications and found she had an interest in becoming a Personal Trainer. She is now a Fully Qualified Instructor in a local Gym and looking at starting her Personal Trainer Course. Whilst in College she was chosen as an Ambassador and showed all core values every day.

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Wrexham

Jack Conn-Peers

Jack Conn- Peers started with MPCT Wrexham in the summer of 2015, He worked hard and progressed well in College and has now started a career in the Royal Logistics Corps.

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Wrexham

Bryn Morgan

Mr Bryn Morgan started with MPCT Wrexham in the summer of 2015. He worked extremely hard to get his fitness levels to the required standard to join the Army Air Corps and has achieved his Goal.

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Wrexham

Dylan White

Mr Dylan White started in the Wrexham College in the Summer of 2015. He showed great skill and Character and became an Ambassador showing excellent Core Values. He has achieved his goal of becoming a Royal Engineer.

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Wrexham

Jake Hughes

Mr Jake Hughes started with MPCT Wrexham in the summer of 2015. He worked very hard to improve his confidence and Fitness to achieve his dream of joining the Royal Welsh. He has achieved his goal.

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Wrexham

Sophie McGrath

Miss Sophie McGrath started with MPCT Wrexham in the summer of 2015. She has worked hard to improve her fitness and robustness and has achieved her goal of joining the Royal Artillery.

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Wrexham

Jordan Bird

Mr Jordan Bird joined MPCT Wrexham after completing his time on the Skills Academy in 2015. He has worked hard to improve his personal discipline and has achieved his goal of joining the Royal Welsh.

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Wrexham

Nikki Burnham

Miss Burnham was part of MPCT from 2014. She worked extremely hard to develop her skills whilst at MPCT and she has achieved her goal of joining the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Medic. She was also an Ambassador whilst at MPCT. Well done Miss Burnham.

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Wolverhampton

Edward Griffin

Mr Griffin started with MPCT in August 2015. He left the College on the 11/7/16 to join the Royal Logistic Corps.

Mr Griffin joined the college to work on his confidence and develop his fitness levels. His attitude in the college was always positive and was a perfect role model to his peers.

When Mr Griffin was asked what he enjoyed about the College? ’it gives me routine in my life and increased my military knowledge’’

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Wolverhampton

Alex Tresadern

Mr Tresadern started with MPCT in September 2015 and left the College on 19/5/16 to join the Royal Logistic Corps.

Mr Tresadern came to the College not knowing what career he wanted and wanted to explore all avenues within the military.

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Southampton

Kieran Chapman

I joined MPCT October 2014 did my PRMC for the Royal Marines January 20th 2015 and passed I then started royal marines training on June 1st 2015 and passed out July 15th 2016 all of this was made possible by the help and tuition of the staff at MPCT, the main one for me was fitness because I don't think I would have passed PRMC without it physical training we got from the staff at MPCT, but it also helps with everything from navigation, prelims, battle drills etc. all skills you will learn during training so is ideal to have a head start I also know 3 more from a MPCT one of which has passed out the troop in front of me the other two one is week 26 the other week 28 so if you’re looking to join any sort of forces then would definitely recommend MPCT.

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London

Bradley Caen

Mr Caen joined the MPCT in November 15 to improve his fitness, military knowledge and to build his confidence. With support from the college he passed selection and started AFC Harrogate in March 2016. On completion of his training he will be joining the Royal Artillery.

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Gloucester

Jake Pfleger

I joined MPCT on 20/10/2014 with the aspirations of joining the Army (The Rifles) and have now completed phase 1 training at AFC Harrogate.

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Gloucester

Mitchell Daniels

I started MPCT on 03/11/2014, and have now completed Phase 1 Training at AFC Harrogate

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Bristol

Ben Haskins

Mr Ben Haskins joined the college in 2014 on the first week of Bristol MPCT opening. He was a learner that enjoyed the military lessons as well as the PT and was a great team player. Mr Haskins physical fitness was not at the required standard for the military when he first came to MPCT but with support from the staff and peers Mr Haskins soon worked hard enough to achieve the grade needed. Mr Haskins has now completed both phase 1 and 2 training and has enlisted into the Riffles where he is doing well and enjoying himself.

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Bristol

Harry Evans

Mr Harry Evans joined MPCT in February 2014 and was very keen on joining the Parachute regiment from the beginning. He gave 100% in all PT lessons and was rewarded with the 300 bib for outstanding performance on his PFA. Mr Evans went on to join the Parachute regiment with the fastest time on his selection and is doing very well

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Bristol

Jordan Owusu

Mr Owusu Joined MPCT when the college opened in 2014. Mr Owusu was always a cheeky chap but in a way that would make people laugh. Mr Owusu Was another learner who excelled at PT and no matter how hard he was pushed he still wanted more. Mr Owusu didn’t know what regiment he wanted to join in the beginning but he knew it would be an infantry role. Once Mr Owusu’s fitness standards were recognised the MPCT staff worked with him to improve them even further. Mr Owusu’s reward for his hard work was to achieve the 300 bib and meet the standards to become a Paratrooper. Mr Owusu is now in the Parachute regiment and is loving every minute of it.

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Bristol

Luke Shaddick

Mr Shaddick joined MPCT on 02/09/16 and fitted into the college straight away. He liked to have a laugh with the learners and the instructors and was a very mature and sensible young man. Mr Shaddicks dad was a police man, and I think this also rubbed off on to Mr Shaddicks personality. Mr Shaddick always worked hard at MPCT and he excelled not only at PT but also in the classroom. From the beginning Mr Shaddick knew it was the Army Air Corp that he wanted to join and he researched about the regiments history and present activities whenever he could. Mr Shaddick completed both phase 1 and 2 and is now in his regiment doing very well as an Avionics technician.

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Bristol

Rea Douglas

Miss Douglas started the course when MPCT was first introduced to Bristol. Miss Douglas was a person who would get on with all the class, and also be very caring to younger and more immature members of the group. On PT sessions she would put 100% into the sessions and also enjoyed the military days, especially when we all went orienteering. Miss Douglas firstly wanted to be a combat medic but over time she decided she would try for the Artillery. Miss Douglas passed selection with flying colours and also continued this effort through phase 1 and 2 of training. Miss Douglas is now in the Royal Artillery and is doing very well. Miss Douglas has come back to the centre on a few occasions to talk to the learners about how MPCT has benefited her and also what Army life in the Artillery holds.

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Bristol

Alicia Bargery

Alicia Bargery Started at MPCT in 2014 and after initially failing selection twice when she first joined the College, she gradually got fitter and all round better prepared for military life. It was a case of third time lucky for Alicia as she passed her Army selection with flying colours in early 2015. She has since successfully passed her phase one and phase two training and is now a fully qualified Gunner in the Royal Artillery.

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Bristol

Taine Buffery

Taine Buffery began with MPCT in August 2014, after a couple of week’s adjustment, Taine really began to come out of himself. He was one of Bristol’s top learners at the College and always led by example. Taine Passed his selection for the Royal Artillery in 2015 and has since left the college and successfully passed both phase one and two training. He currently resides at Thorney Island where he is based with 47 Air Defence Regiment.

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Bristol

Shane Forder

Shane Forder left the College in March 2015 after spending 5 months at MPCT, Shane says “The skills I learnt at MPCT were second to none, and most definitely helped me on my selection and through Phase one training for the Army. Shane is now close to completing his Phase two training to become a Vehicle Mechanic in the REME, where he’ll be posted to Tidworth in Wiltshire.

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Bristol

Nathan Worner

Nathan Worner recently left MPCT to go to Harrogate to begin his Army Career with the Rifles. Before coming to MPCT Nathan admits that he had problems with his confidence and in particular standing and talking to a group. After a few months with the College Nathan has successfully passed his selection for the Army, this included delivering a two minute icebreaker to a group of Soldiers at an Army Training Regiment. “The Staff at MPCT were really supportive and helpful with building my confidence and made the icebreaker seem a lot less daunting task that it was. Without their support I feel this is something I would have struggled with”.

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Bristol

Daniel Webb

Daniel Webb Joined the College in September 2014 with aspirations of joining the Army. Daniel initially struggled with fitness and confidence before joining MPCT. After a few weeks at the College Daniel started to adapt to the expected standards and varying fitness levels. His fitness increased dramatically as did his confidence and overall performance. Daniel left the College in March 2015 to begin his training at Harrogate to become a Grenadier Guard. He is currently at Catterick Completing his phase 2 Infantry Training.

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Bristol

Michael Lopresti

Michael Lopresti spent a long time at MPCT due to no fault of his own. He was deferred from the Army for a year for a broken wrist in 2014. He didn’t let this hold him back and spent the year bettering himself in his fitness, confidence, and functional skill level. Michael passed his selection for the Royal Artillery in August 2016. He is currently in Phase one training at Pirbright.

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