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Matt joined the Army at the age of 17 and was a member of the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (RWF) for 9 years and reached the rank of Corporal. He served in many countries on tours Afghanistan, Falklands, Cyprus, Kenya, and India. His role in the Army was a section Commander, leading his men into battle, and he further completed many gruelling courses whilst in the Army SCBC, Reece Commanders course and Cambrian Patrol. IMatt considers himself lucky enough to also be a Military Co-Ordinator at MPCT Wrexham before he left the Army in 2014.
Matt joined MPCT in 2015 as the Centre Manager in Newport for 4 years where Ihe felt privileged to support many young learners to achieve their ambitions of joining the forces and many others to gain further education or employment.
He was promoted to the Regional Operations Manager South of England Region in 2019 and looks forward to continuing with his long-term career at MPCT.
Matt is currently developing his CPD and enrolled in a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance.
A very keen sportsman, Matt’s favourite sport is football and supports Manchester United. He also loves the great outdoors where he spends most of my time. Matt considers himself a keen family man to his wife, Vicky, and his two children, Honey and Teddy.
Gary joined the Royal Navy in 1988 and spent 24 years in the service, leaving in 2012. During this time he served on numerous ships including HMS Endurance, on which Gary completed two 7 month deployments to Antarctica.
Gary originally joined the RN as a Logistician, but changed roles in 1992 becoming a member of the Fleet Air Arm, specialising in Meteorology and Oceanography.
In 2005 Gary joined a tri-service intelligence collection unit and spent the remainder of his military career working in this specialisation. During this period he completed three tours in Iraq and a further deployment in Afghanistan, as well as instructing at the MoD's Intelligence School.
On leaving the military Gary worked as a contractor in Afghanistan, instructing intelligence and security subjects to selected members of the Afghan National Army and Police Service. During this time he completed his Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and my Workplace Assessors qualifications.
"I enjoy working with the other members of the team and take great pride in seeing the transformation in the students as they develop during their learning journey with us."Gary Thistlewaite
Wayne has over 14 years of experience within the Armed Forces and 7 years experience working within in the Outdoor Industry.
He joined The Royal Logistics Corps as a Driver/Radio Operator and his first posting was with 23 Parachute Field Ambulance under 5 Airborne Brigade and completed an operational tour in Kosovo with 1 Para Battle Group. On return to the UK the brigade was changed to 16 Air Assault Brigade and I completed a further 2 operational tours in Sierra Leone and Macedonia.
Wayne's best postings include 2 years working as part of the Silver Stars parachute display team promoting the Army and helping with recruitment, and also working as a Physical Training Instructor at Army Training Regiment Winchester. At ATR(W) Wayne gained high job satisfaction from helping the recruits develop into a fully trained soldier and passing out from phase 1 training.
Highlights of Wayne's career are completing P-Coy and earning the Maroon Beret and completing the jumps course and gaining the Blue Badge of Courage (British Parachute Wings).
Wayne left the Army under the rank of Sergeant, and has now settled in Hampshire and been happily married for 13 years.
He is proactive, approachable and an experienced instructor who gains reward from coaching and mentoring groups of different abilities.
I look forward to helping the young learners at MPCT achieve their full potential.Wayne Clark
Matt enjoyed his time with the 1st battalion PWRR from 2000 to 2006 where he gained valuable military and life experience, which he will now be passing on to young learners.
Matt also likes staying fit which is a big part of MPCT.