Meet the Staff
I have worked in training for over 10 years delivering sports coaching and exercise to young people who wish to pursue a career in the sports and active leisure industry. During this time I have completed my Post 16 Teaching Qualification, A1 Assessor Award and V1 Internal Verifier Qualification, all of which has enabled me to couple my coaching and instructing background with teaching practices. Before working in Training I work for many years in Local Authority Sports Development and Community Development. I currently play semi-professional rugby for Newport RFC and have represented Wales in Baseball.
"The best part about working in training and education through sports and fitness, in the ability it has to engage with young people from all backgrounds and abilities. The physical active learning opportunities allows us as teachers to ensure that all learning is innovative and fun for all."Ryan James
I have been part of the apprenticeship team since Aug 2013 delivering level 2 fitness instructor and level 3 personal trainer courses. I have also recently been involved in the delivery of fitness CPD courses at MPCT. Whilst at MPCT I have completed my assessors award and IQA qualifications. Prior to my role within MPCT apprenticeships I was the Sports Tutor at Bridgend MPCT delivering Btec sports qualification. I completed my PGCE Secondary Physical Education qualification at University of Reading.
Having a real passion for health and fitness it’s great to be a tutor as it allows me to pass on my enthusiasm and shape the future and current health and fitness employees. The role is always varied and the diversity of apprentices and gyms makes the role enjoyable.Steffan Rees
I studied BSc Honours in Sport and PE at UWIC and graduated as a qualified PE teacher in 2009. I had two years teaching PE in secondary schools before joining MPCT in 2011. I am a qualified Assessor and IQA and have industry recognised qualifications in Personal Training, Indoor Cycling, Instructing Kettlebells and Instructing Suspended Movement Training. I currently play semi professional rugby for Swansea RFC and have played at this level for the last 13 years. My sporting background together with my teaching and instructing experience ensures that I am I able to perform my job to a high standard.
The best part of my job is being able to meet new employers and employees. I take a lot of satisfaction in helping them develop their knowledge and understanding via our vocational courses and then implementing these into their workplace. I love seeing employers/employees and their workplace flourish as a result of working closely with us.Nathan Trowbridge
I have worked in the exercise and fitness industry since 2012 alongside my studies at University. I have gained a MSc by Research in Exercise Physiology and spent time working in elite sport to complete this. Since this I have gained my Level 3 Award in Education and Training and taught a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport qualification. More recently I have been working with apprenticeships to deliver a range of exercise and fitness and sports development qualifications.
I love working with MPCT and providing training to like-minded people who are looking to have a career in the sport & active leisure industry. I enjoy working with individuals from many different backgrounds in different areas of the industry.Rueben Tucker
I have always had a keen interest in Sports and the Fitness industry, and following my studies, I was able to begin my career as a Fitness Instructor. As part of the Dragon CrossFit Coaching team, I gained qualifications such as CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Strongman, KBT Strength and Conditioning Level 1 & 2, and also British Weightlifting Level 1. I have recently begun my journey with MPCT as an Apprenticeship Officer, and I look forward to continuing my personal development within the company. I currently play rugby for Ystrad Rhondda in the WRU Championship.
I have received a fantastic welcome since joining MPCT, and I have already had a taste for the genuine development opportunities within the company. MPCT clearly values its employees and I am glad to have become a part of such a passionate organisation.Adam Lewis