Amber Eckford

Joined 2021

I joined the Army in 2005 after studying public services at Highbury college for two years, joining the Corps of Royal Engineers training as a Combat Engineer and Plant Fitter (mechanical). I served with the Royal Engineers for 16 years.

During my time in the Corps of Royal Engineers I served in Iraq, Afghanistan and have completed several overseas Exercises in Falkland Island, Kenya and Cyprus.

When I made the decision the leave the Army, I knew I wanted to teach. I completed a Forces specific teacher training course through the University of Portsmouth whilst still serving. This saw me teaching public services at a The Wellington Academy (Tidworth) and South Downs College (Portsmouth) as a volunteer.

When initially leaving the Army, I took employment supporting victims of Domestic abuse, when I saw the MPCT job I knew it was what I wanted to do and why I had completed my teacher training. My passion is helping others and guiding them to the future that they want and deserve.