Stoke on Trent
Army Reserve Centre
Stoke on Trent
Prior to joining MPCT Pete served in the British Army as a member of The Royal Green Jackets for 13 Years.
Pete was a Physical Training Instructor and served in Northern Ireland, Fiji, Cyprus, Kenya and all across the UK. On leaving the military Pete completed a Variety of Physical Training Courses Including Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Management Courses. Pete began working for the College in July 2006 as a Fitness Instructor and Training Instructor and has worked his way through the Progression Routes as part of MPCT. Pete's current role at MPCT is as a Regional Operations Manager with the Responsibility of the Central Region supporting all Centres within his Remit Operationally and on a Quality Basis to Achieve Excellence.
"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.
I look forward to many years at MPCT and helping the students achieve their hopes and aspirations.