Russell Smith

Joined 2020

Russell Joined the Royal Marines at the age of 22. Serving ten years and completing two tours of Iraq and a tour of Afghanistan, Russell was lucky enough to experience training all over the world, his favourite place being the arctic of Norway!

After leaving the Marines, Russell went into the Maritime Security sector and completed two years looking out for Captain Jack Sparrow and his motley crew. Whilst home on leave, Russell was working for a company delivering employability courses through Job Centre Plus. As much as he loved the sun and views in and around the Indian Ocean, Russell found he had a passion for helping people to progress in their lives.

Russell moved on to a more permanent role working with 16-24 year olds who were suffering with anxiety and depression and just didn’t fit with mainstream education (through no fault of their own). Russell really enjoyed working 1:1 with these youngsters and seeing them change and progress over his time with them was really fulfilling.

Russell saw that MPCT were coming to Plymouth and knew he had to apply!