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Meet the Cardiff Team
Justin Edwards lives in a small town in West Wales with his wife and two children. Justin joined the Armed forces in 1993 where he served with the Royal Regiment of Wales for 9 exciting and varied years with Royal Regiment of Wales, which included a number of postings including; Northern Ireland on Operation BANNER, London on public duties and Germany in an armoured infantry role before being posted to the Infantry Training Centre Catterick as a Physical Training Instructor training adult recruits. During Justin’s Military career, he was fortunate to have gained a broad range of experience in roles such as foot soldiering, peacekeeping, covert surveillance, reconnaissance and armoured infantry. Justin is also a keen sportsman and was fortunate enough to not only represent Royal Regiment of Wales but represented the Army and Combined Services teams at under 21 level.
In 2003, Justin became a serving Police Officer within Dyfed Powys Police where he worked within a number of specialist departments such as Roads Policing and Armed Response, policing the whole of South Wales.
Justin then made a career change into the Private Security industry and worked for a number of years as a Close Protection Officer and Operations Manager on a number of private and government contracts in hostile environments.
In 2015, Justin joined MPCT as an instructor at Bridgend College. In 2016, Justin was promoted and given the opportunity of becoming the Centre Manager of Swansea MPCT. This position allowed him the opportunity to develop his leadership skills and a display a passion of ensuring each and every learner had a clear pathway from being part of the college. Justin tirelessly searched for outside partnerships with the same vison and ethos as MPCT that could provide direction and support. In 2018, Justin was once again promoted to Regional Operations Manager of Wales - this position enables him to search out new partnerships and agencies that may or may not be aware of the college and the Learners that we teach.
Justin is a keen cyclist and is currently training to take part in this year’s Ironman Wales which consists of a 2.4 mile swim (3.9km), 112 mile cycle (180km) and a 26.2 mile (42.2km) run.
Regional Operations Manager
During his time in the Welsh Guards, Steve served at Pirbright, London, U.S.A., Canada, Aldershot and Northern Ireland.
Deputy Regional Operations Manager
Steven joined the army in June 2002 after completing a 13 week Army Preparation course in Gorseinon College, Swansea.
After completing training at ITC Catterick he joined his battalion, The Royal Regiment of Wales based in Paderborn Germany.
Steven then deployed on his first operational tour, Op Telic 3 with B (Rorke's Drift) Coy and went on to complete a further 2 operational tours of Iraq and 1 of Afghanistan.
Steven left the army in 2012 and joined the army reserve shortly after, where he worked in the recruitment, retention, mentoring and training team.
I completed my PGCE in Further Education majoring in Physical education. I have worked with ACT Training as an Essential Skills Tutor, I have also worked with Educ8 Training as a Customer Account Manager. Overall I have 9 year’s experience in education, whether directly teaching or helping 16-19 year old's get back into education or employment.
I have gained Senior International Caps for Wales in Rugby which I am very proud of.
I am also Junior British Champion in Kyokoshinkai Karate. I love to go to the gym, go on long walks. I have two young children 6 and 3 who take up a lot of my time and I love taking them out and about exploring.
I am Cardiff born and raised, I left college late 2013 where I was studying aeronautical engineering. From here I applied for the British Army as it was an ambition I had in the back of my mind and took the plunge! January 2014 is when I went to phase 1 training in Pirbright and then to my phase 2 training in Bovington. Here I trained to become a formation reconnaissance soldier and expanded my mechanical knowledge further by gaining qualifications in armoured vehicle repair and maintenance.
Once I passed out of training I joined my regiment 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards in Paderborn, Germany. From here I did exercises in Bavaria and adventure training in the French Alps. Shortly after this my regiment moved back to the UK and settled into our new home in Robertson Barracks, Norfolk. As this was a quiet period I took advantage and did my winter mountain leader course in the Scottish Cairngorms. Once the regiment was set up again we deployed to Kenya, Sierra Leonne where I was part of anti-poaching security teams, California and operational tours to Poland on Operation Cabrit 3.
In my time spent in the army I reached the substantive rank of Lance Corporal, I applied myself to any course that was offered which led to me being offered a team leader posting in crick Howell as head of an outreach team. Here I really enjoyed engaging with the younger generation and guiding applicants through the process of joining the Army.
Upon leaving the Army in 2020 I wanted to pursuit my passion for strength training and strongman, so I studied my level 4 Nutrition course. Since completing this I have helped numerous amateur athletes get ready for sporting events as well as helping people make life style changes. I am also currently in training for upcoming strongman events in 2022!
When I seen the advert for MPCT it ticked all the boxes of what I wanted out of a job, it allows me to teach and spread my knowledge of how the current Army works. I hope to spend many years with MPCT!