Army Reserve Centre
Army Reserve Centre
Served 13 years in the Royal Green Jackets, gained the rank of Corporal, trained as a Physical Training Instructor and served in Northern Ireland, Fiji, Cyprus and Kenya.
"The most rewarding part of the job is seeing learners progress within their chosen career, I enjoy helping them with any barriers they need to overcome and it gives me a sense of pride to see them develop into professional and focused young people."Pete Leak
My name is George Thompson and I served 5 years in the army with the Mercian regiment where I was the platoon LMG gunner. In the last few years I went for Physical Training Instructor and passed with the best session on the course. In 2016 I left the army and became a level 3 personal trainer. Whilst I enjoyed personal training I wanted more of mentoring role. This is where I chose MPCT.
I started my training for the Army in 2008, passing out and joining the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment based down in Colchester. Gaining my wings a few months later at RAF Brize Norton
I took part in many exercises in the UK and abroad, from the Falkland Islands across to Kenya. I deployed to Afghanistan on Herrick 13. After the tour I did the Assault Pioneer cadre and moved across to the platoon. We trained in explosive method of entry into buildings and CQB drills.
After leaving the Army I went travelling to Australia and New Zealand. Getting back into the UK I started as an engineer fixing Traffic Signals. I was still interested in fitness and set up a local running group in the village that I was living in at the time. I enjoyed it that much that I decided to do my Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.
I saw an opportunity with MPCT where I could use my PT qualification and experiences to benefit learners that are interested in a career in the armed forces.
My name is Beth MIller I am currently under the job title as Skills English and Maths tutor based at Liverpool and Manchester MPCT.
Before this role I have seven years experience in the professional performing arts industry where I have taught infants, children, young adults and adults. I thoroughly enjoyed this role as I could demonstrate my skills to others and observe first hand the positive impact physical education and performance can have on everyone.
I currently now continue to teach at local performing arts school in merseyside where I teach evening classes. I also get the opportunity to showcase my students in performances around the UK and enter them in competitions.
In my own time I LOVE all aspects of fitness and I am currently training to enter my first body building competition under the fantastic teachings/training of Mark Hunt and Kathryn McGovern.