Alex Upton, who joined the college on the 1st July 2016, progressed to Newport Galvanizers in June 2017.
“The Military Preparation College gave me a confidence boost which has really helped me to make friends and have the confidence to communicate with my new colleagues. The physical training that I did at the College has been so important in preparing me too as you have to be fit for the job as there’s lots of physical work and heavy lifting.
“I’ve made a lot of friends here at Newport Galvanizers, it’s a good environment to work in as well because it’s practical and I love that. I’m now working towards my NVQ and I’m earning a decent salary. I’ve just passed my fork-lift licence too (which Newport Galvanizers pay for), so I’m constantly developing and getting new skills to help progress my career.”