Unit 5 Canal Industrial Estate
T: 0330 111 3939
Unit 5 Canal Industrial Estate
T: 0330 111 3939
Andrew’s time in education started after A Levels where he studied at University to achieve a degree in Design in 2005. This gave him the opportunity to work for a company designing resources and posters for schools in all curriculum subjects. Shortly after this, Andrew followed his ambition to be part of the military where he joined the Royal Engineers. This gave him many opportunities to travel and gain practical skills, whilst also experiencing many positive challenges and personal growth through a military lifestyle.
After six years in the military, Andrew decided to pursue a career back in education where he completed my PGCE Secondary in Design and Technology which allowed me to combine the experiences of his degree and practical skills from the Royal Engineers.
Andrew joined the MPCT Team in 2014 and progressed from Training Instructor to Head of Schools. His current position allows Andrew to continue to train and learn from new instructors, whilst shaping the Military Preparation School curriculum to engage and develop pre-16 learner’s employability skills and fitness whilst enhancing school curriculums around the UK.
Rob joined MPCT on the 3rd of March 2015 and currently works as a Regional Operations Manager on the Military Preparation School (MPS) provision. His role includes supporting MPS staff across Wales and England and maintaining all aspects of quality of the provision.
Rob was born in Caerffili and attended Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni and left in 2003. After school, Rob became a learner at MPCT Cardiff from January 2004 up until he joined the Royal Engineers in July 2004 at the age of 17. His experience with MPCT gave him an excellent insight into life in the forces and several valuable skills that aided him throughout his Army career.
While in the Army, Rob was based with 21 Engineer Regiment firstly in Osnabruck, Germany and then Ripon, North Yorkshire. He was employed as a Lance Corporal in an Armoured Engineer Squadron and as a Regimental Armoured Fighting Vehicle Instructor before being deployed to Iraq in 2007 as part of Op Telic 11. Rob was also fortunate enough to travel to Kuwait, Belize, Mexico, and Cyprus.
After leaving the Army in 2009 to continue his education, Rob graduated from the University of Glamorgan in 2013 with a first-class BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science. In 2015, Rob completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Strength and Conditioning from Cardiff Metropolitan University and is an internationally accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Rob’s main hobby is Rugby; he played in the Welsh Premiership for several seasons as well as various teams during his Army career in addition to coaching. His other hobbies include road cycling and watching sport.
Nicholas joined the Army at 16 where he had a 10 year career serving with 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards. During his time in the Army, Nicholas was based in Germany and was fortunate enough to be deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and 2011 as well as various deployments to Canada and Europe.
Nicholas has spent the last 2 years of his career in a Phase 2 training establishment as a Physical Training Instructor and Troop Corporal.
I have always had a passion for teaching and being a role model. To pass on experience and knowledge to students so that they can make better life choices that could positively impact them in the future is the perfect career.Nicholas Maunder
Over 6.5 years experience within the Royal Marines, Ronnie has fulfilled a variety of operational, training and instructing roles across the Middle East, North America, South America, Norway, Cyprus, the Mediterranean and Europe, right across 3 CDO Brigade.
Ronnie also has over 1 years successful experience working as part of a thriving Recruitment agency where he specalised in Rail Engineering.
Ronnie holds a 3rd Dan Black belt in Judo. Representing the Royal Navy as the Tri Service Champion 3 years running and was part of the junior Scottish Judo Squad. Ronnie also represented the Corps Rugby League team and was captain of the Scotland Under 18's Rugby League team.
Ronnie was the leader of the 354 team who successfully completed the 3 peaks challenge (with a bootneck twist) in the time of 80hrs and 52 mins, to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity and Clic Sargent Charity. The 354 Challenge was
3 x Ben Nevis
5 x Scafel Pike
4 x Snowden
After attending MPCT Cardiff as a leaner, Jake joined the Army at 16-years old. He joined the Royal Engineers and served for 7 years before leaving active service to work at a private school in England that specialized in teaching Students with Asperger's and challenging behaviour.
Jake taught PE to a wide ride of different ability students also teaching vocational and BTEC level work. After almost 2 years, Jake decided to move back to Wales to a temporary job at Newport High School working within the Behaviour Unit. This involved teaching young people from Year 7-11 who struggled with mainstream curriculum, working on vocational skills and slowly transitioning them back into mainstream lessons.
He is currently doing a PT qualification and is very much into his fitness and the outdoors. Jake is hoping for a long and prosperous career with MPCT.
In 2004, Stuart joined MPC straight from school to help prepare him in fulfilling his life-long dreams of becoming a Royal Marines Commando. Once Stuart completed training, he embarked on a 14-year career as a Platoon Weapons Expert, travelling all over the World on operational tours, peace keeping missions and training exercises.
Since leaving in 2019, Stuart has been working in the Close Protection Industry working for British & Foreign high profile individuals around the country.
In his spare time, he enjoys socialising, playing rugby and keeping fit alongside spending time with friends and family.