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John Hughes joined the Army at the age of 18 where after completing training, he joined the 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Wales (1RRW) in 1993.
John spent 10 years with 1RRW which included postings to Northern Ireland, London on public duties and Germany in an armoured infantry role before being posted to the Infantry Training Centre Catterick (ITC(C)) in 2000 as Section Commander training adult recruits. During his infantry career he was fortunate to have gained a broad range of experience in roles such as foot soldiering, peacekeeping, covert surveillance, reconnaissance, armoured infantry and as an instructor – roles which enabled him to visit countries such as the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, America, Canada, South Africa, Germany, Bosnia and Ukraine on exercises and operations.
In 2002, he transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) as a Regimental Specialist before being posted to the Army Technical Foundation College (ATFC) in Arborfield, Berkshire as a Section Commander, training 16-17 year old apprentice trainees wishing to join the various army technical Corps.
On promotion to Sergeant in 2005, he became a Platoon Sergeant at the School of Electronic and Aeronautical Engineering (SEAE). A responsibility of his was to lead on non-technical military training for phase 2 trainees during the periods between their technical courses.
In 2007 John was posted to 1 Close Support Battalion REME in Osnabruck, Germany on promotion to Staff Sergeant and immediately commenced pre-operational training for a deployment to Iraq (Operation TELIC 11). Soon after arriving at the battalion, he was appointed Company Sergeant Major (CSM) for the deployment in acting Warrant Officer Class Two (WO2) rank. This followed by a posting to the Army Foundation College, Harrogate (AFC(H)) in 2008 as a Quartermaster Sergeant.
On promotion to WO2 in 2010, he was posted to Bielefeld, Germany and became the CSM of 2 Field Company, 101 Force Support Battalion REME and deployed to Cyprus as Operations Company CSM of the British contingent of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and later to the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) as CSM of a REME vehicle fleet and equipment Summer Repair Programme (SRP).
John’s final assignment before completing his 22 year Colour Service was as a Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) in the appointment of Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of 4 Close Support Battalion REME.
On transitioning from the Army, he broadened his career portfolio in operations and facilities management before becoming the London Regional Operations Manager (ROM) at MPCT in April 2020.
Roshan started with the company on the 3rd of December 2013. He has had a successful progression within the organisation progressing from a learner to a Centre Manager.
Roshan started working for the company as an Apprentice Instructor in 2013 after spending few months in the programme as a learner. His roles and responsibilities were to assist the Physical training Instructors with the delivery of Physical Training in the course. Whilst doing this, Roshan had the opportunity to develop and gain further qualifications on Physical training. It was at this role that Roshan found his passion for Teaching and Learning and his passion was encouraged by the Grade 1 achieved on Ofsted inspection. He did this for 6 months until he was appointed as a fulltime Schools Instructor.
Roshan spent 2 years as a fulltime Schools Instructor for the Schools programme in Farnborough. His roles and responsibilities consisted of liaising with local schools and community to reengage 13-16 year old’s back to education. He did this by going into schools and local authority to find disengaged students with the secondary education sector. He then brought them in to MPCT 1-5 days a week and delivered his own programme. These young individuals were introduced to regular Physical Training, Math and English and Public Services Qualification. The structure of the programme helped these young individuals with discipline and personal skills & qualities. The programme helped school learners reengage with education and the results when they returned to school were astonishing. Roshan started the MPCT School programme in England. The programme later expanded across England and by the end of the second year, Roshan had the biggest Schools provision in England with approximately 25 learners. This role helped Roshan establish a professional relationship with the local community, schools and education authority. He did this until he was appointed as a Fulltime Instructor for the College Programme.
Roshan worked as a Section Instructor for Military Preparation College for 3 years. His role consisted of helping and supporting young adults with qualifications, fitness and personal skills & qualities in order to succeed into the Military and other Employment. Throughout this time he helped many overcome personal barriers and move on to positive progression. He was regularly taking lessons and delivering Physical Training sessions at the college and has helped many new Staff in his college and other colleges within the region. Roshan did this until he was appointed as the Lead Instructor for Military Preparation College Aldershot.
Roshan started his role as the Lead Instructor at Military Preparation College at Aldershot on the 06/09/2019. He was then promoted within the first 6 months to a Centre Manager after exceeding set targets as per the Key Performance Indicators. He is currently working as a Centre Manager and is responsible for the running of Military Preparation College Aldershot. Roshan has had a successful career within the company, he has helped hundreds progress into the Military and other Employment and his aspirations are to help thousands more.
In his free time Roshan likes to take part in Adventure training and sports. He is also currently serving for the British Army in the Reserves.
Gopal was born in Gorkha, Nepal on 7th Feb 1975. Gopal left Nepal after he joined in the British Army Brigade of Gurkhas in Jan 1994. He served 19 years and left in 2012 as volunteer on redundancy trench 2.
During his Army career he served in Hong Kong, Kosovo, Afghanistan and all around the UK.
Gopal enjoyed his 19 years of crown service and achieved so much, he achieved most of his qualifications during his army career like PTTLs, Fire NCO, PTI class 2, MOI and NVQs from C&G, Highfield and Adexcel.
During Gopal's Army career he worked with ITC Brecon, ITC Catterick, Recruit Selection Centre Nepal and Training Centre in the Regiment.
Russell joined MPCT Aldershot as an instructor in September 2020, bringing with him a wealth of experience as well as a great passion and excitement for the role.
After joining the British Army in 2001, Russell served 8 years both in the infantry and the Royal Artillery. These roles gained him operational experience in Iraq, Kuwait, The Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Germany, Poland, Norway to name a few. In addition to his service, Russell has represented his regiment through boxing, corps teams in Rugby union as well as playing in the Army academy squads.
After finishing active duty in the Army, Russell became an Army reservist and still is to this day. This has allowed him to maintain his military skills and apply them to day to day life. The military has been invaluable in making Russell who he is today.
In the time since leaving active duty, Russell has trained to be a Personal Trainer which has lead Russell to achieve some outstanding life changing feats for the diverse range of people he had the privilege to work with.
Russell's qualifications and skill set through the fitness industry range from diplomas in biomechanics, physiology and anatomy. He is a qualified nutritionist with strong understanding of human behaviour surrounding diet, lifestyle and exercise.
Leah joined MPCT in 2019 to shape young people's lives a provide a pathway for them.
Leah has been teaching for 3 years, working with Football clubs teaching BTEC Sports with Maths and English. This stems from her own experience in the sport - Leah has played football since she was 6 years old resulting in selection for two Premiership teams and trialling for England. This passion has continued as she currently coaches football at the weekend for children.
Sandy previously worked as a tutor, a tour guide for a food tour, and has written articles for a big music magazine. She enjoys watching TV and films, reading and writing.Sandy Kaushik