Stoke on Trent
Army Reserve Centre
Stoke on Trent
Pete served as part of the Royal Green Jackets and was posted to a variety of locations including the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Kenya and Fiji, the latter as part of the British Army Recruiting Group selecting candidates from Fiji for the British Army. On Operations, Pete spent 3 years in Northern Ireland and was presented with a Mention in Dispatches as part of his teams’ actions in August 1992.
Upon joining MPCT in 2006, Pete began as an Instructor at MPC Cardiff before becoming the Lead Instructor in Wrexham and has progressed through the Company since then.
As well as having a physical training background, Pete is an avid exercise enthusiast and has taken part in a variety of endurance challenges to raise money for local charities. Pete feels that the mark of a good society is what we do for the most vulnerable within it to make their lives better. Pete is extremely proud to be part of MPCT, supporting young people in their career progression, and finds it extremely rewarding.
"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
Michael served in the Staffordshire Regiment for 5 years as an Infantry Soldier, he also trained as a Physical Training Instructor. Michael completed numerous tours of Northern Ireland, USA, Hong Kong and Kenya, as well as Home Battalion in the UK.
I love working for MPCT. Every day is different and the journey you and the Learners are on watching then develop is amazing. I love it when they tell me at the end of each day what they have learnt throughout the lessons. It is amazing to watch the Learners confidence grow and the skills put into practice with discussions or on Military days.Mike Porter-Nash
Dan joined the Army in 2006 at 16 years of age and served for 10 years in the Queens Royal Lancers, Dan completed his AAPTI course and served as a Sqn and Regimental PTI for 6 years alongside normal soldiering.
Dan served two tours of Afghanistan, Herrick 7/8 with A Sqn QRL and Herrick 17 with 4 Brigade Reconnaissance Force and also completed numerous military exercises overseas in Canada, Germany, Kenya and Jordan.
When Dan decided to leave the Army he knew that health and fitness was the path he wanted to go down so he completed his Personal Trainer level 3 course and other courses to supplement being a personal trainer.
Dan also coaches CrossFit and is a very keen CrossFit athlete competing in high level competitions around the country and in Europe.
Dan's passion is and always will be helping others strive for progress and reaching their goals in health and fitness.
James joined the Army in 1996 where he served in The Royal Dragoon Guards for 12 years. James deployed on operations in Northern Ireland and spent a lot of time on exercises in Germany, Poland, Oman, Canada and the UK.
During his service, he attended and passed his Class 3&2 AAPTI courses and took great pride in getting his Squadron and Regiment to the fittest they possibly could, in order to be operationally ready when called upon.
In 2001, James was fortunate enough to be posted to AFC Harrogate, where he spent nearly 3 years training the Junior Soldiers in all aspects of Physical Training and Adventure Training. As well as supporting them to gain their Duke of Edinburgh award.
James returned to my Regiment having spent a further 8 months instructing at ATR Winchester to continue his career as a Challenger 2 tank soldier. On his return to the unit, James attended his Tank crewman course followed a year later by the Challenger 2 MBT crew commander course. James passed both these courses as top student, which he is extremely proud of as the courses are attended by soldiers from across the Royal Armoured Corp.
He looks forward to many years at MPCT and helping the students achieve their hopes and aspirations.