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Meet the Aldershot Team
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.
Regional Operations Manager
Roshan started with the company on the 3rd of December 2013. He has had a successful progression within the organisation progressing from a learner to a Centre Manager.
Roshan started working for the company as an Apprentice Instructor in 2013 after spending few months in the programme as a learner. His roles and responsibilities were to assist the Physical training Instructors with the delivery of Physical Training in the course. Whilst doing this, Roshan had the opportunity to develop and gain further qualifications on Physical training. It was at this role that Roshan found his passion for Teaching and Learning and his passion was encouraged by the Grade 1 achieved on Ofsted inspection. He did this for 6 months until he was appointed as a fulltime Schools Instructor.
Roshan spent 2 years as a fulltime Schools Instructor for the Schools programme in Farnborough. His roles and responsibilities consisted of liaising with local schools and community to reengage 13-16 year old’s back to education. He did this by going into schools and local authority to find disengaged students with the secondary education sector. He then brought them in to MPCT 1-5 days a week and delivered his own programme. These young individuals were introduced to regular Physical Training, Math and English and Public Services Qualification. The structure of the programme helped these young individuals with discipline and personal skills & qualities. The programme helped school learners reengage with education and the results when they returned to school were astonishing. Roshan started the MPCT School programme in England. The programme later expanded across England and by the end of the second year, Roshan had the biggest Schools provision in England with approximately 25 learners. This role helped Roshan establish a professional relationship with the local community, schools and education authority. He did this until he was appointed as a Fulltime Instructor for the College Programme.
Roshan worked as a Section Instructor for Military Preparation College for 3 years. His role consisted of helping and supporting young adults with qualifications, fitness and personal skills & qualities in order to succeed into the Military and other Employment. Throughout this time he helped many overcome personal barriers and move on to positive progression. He was regularly taking lessons and delivering Physical Training sessions at the college and has helped many new Staff in his college and other colleges within the region. Roshan did this until he was appointed as the Lead Instructor for Military Preparation College Aldershot.
Roshan started his role as the Lead Instructor at Military Preparation College at Aldershot on the 06/09/2019. He was then promoted within the first 6 months to a Centre Manager after exceeding set targets as per the Key Performance Indicators. He is currently working as a Centre Manager and is responsible for the running of Military Preparation College Aldershot. Roshan has had a successful career within the company, he has helped hundreds progress into the Military and other Employment and his aspirations are to help thousands more.
In his free time Roshan likes to take part in Adventure training and sports. He is also currently serving for the British Army in the Reserves.
Gopal was born in Gorkha, Nepal on 7th Feb 1975. Gopal left Nepal after he joined in the British Army Brigade of Gurkhas in Jan 1994. He served 19 years and left in 2012 as volunteer on redundancy trench 2.
During his Army career he served in Hong Kong, Kosovo, Afghanistan and all around the UK.
Gopal enjoyed his 19 years of crown service and achieved so much, he achieved most of his qualifications during his army career like PTTLs, Fire NCO, PTI class 2, MOI and NVQs from C&G, Highfield and Adexcel.
During Gopal's Army career he worked with ITC Brecon, ITC Catterick, Recruit Selection Centre Nepal and Training Centre in the Regiment.
Russell joined MPCT Aldershot as an instructor in September 2020, bringing with him a wealth of experience as well as a great passion and excitement for the role.
After joining the British Army in 2001, Russell served 8 years both in the infantry and the Royal Artillery. These roles gained him operational experience in Iraq, Kuwait, The Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Germany, Poland, Norway to name a few. In addition to his service, Russell has represented his regiment through boxing, corps teams in Rugby union as well as playing in the Army academy squads.
After finishing active duty in the Army, Russell became an Army reservist and still is to this day. This has allowed him to maintain his military skills and apply them to day to day life. The military has been invaluable in making Russell who he is today.
In the time since leaving active duty, Russell has trained to be a Personal Trainer which has lead Russell to achieve some outstanding life changing feats for the diverse range of people he had the privilege to work with.
Russell's qualifications and skill set through the fitness industry range from diplomas in biomechanics, physiology and anatomy. He is a qualified nutritionist with strong understanding of human behaviour surrounding diet, lifestyle and exercise.
Leah joined MPCT in 2019 to shape young people's lives a provide a pathway for them.
Leah has been teaching for 3 years, working with Football clubs teaching BTEC Sports with Maths and English. This stems from her own experience in the sport - Leah has played football since she was 6 years old resulting in selection for two Premiership teams and trialling for England. This passion has continued as she currently coaches football at the weekend for children.
I joined the MPCT Aldershot in June 2021 as a temporary part-time Learning Support Assistant. I also work part-time as a Technician in Design & Technology at a local secondary school.
It is a privilege to be here with such a great team and an incredibly enthusiastic group of young people with varying aspirations.
I have served with Surrey Police as a Police Community Support Officer, which always threw up new situations and no two days were the same. Every day involved community engagement of some sort by means of foot patrols, reassurance visits to victims of crime and crime reduction through visible presence.
The elements I enjoyed most were team working and representing them in athletics, where I competed in distances from cross country to marathon.
I also ran for Dorking & Mole Valley Athletics Club for many years and whilst running is still a big part of my life, I enjoy open water swimming and road cycling.
Learning Welsh is another one of my interests and I am working towards fluency. I have been visiting Snowdonia to go hill walking ever since I was young. Wales is a country that I have grown more and more fond of, interested in, and connected to.
My husband has been serving in the British Army for 33 years and between us we have 3 grown up children – 2 daughters and a son.
Learning Support Assistant
Joined: May 2021
Shah Jangeerkhan was born in Guildford in 1996. He grew up wanting to play football and pursue a career in the sport.
After completing his GCSE’s, he went on to study a Level 3 Diploma in Sport, A levels in French and achieved an FA level 2 in football coaching. He currently holds the position of ‘Sports secretary’ for the South of England where he organaizes sporting events such as football, basketball and volleyball tournaments for MKA UK youth members.
Shah has competed at semi-professional level in football but found his passion in coaching and helping young learners progress in their chosen careers.
He joined MPCT Aldershot in May 2021 as an LSA, where he works closely with SEN learners. In his free time Shah likes to engage in youth work, charity events and various sports.
I joined the Army September 9th 2001 as a junior leader at AFC Harrogate and left in September 2015. During my fourteen years I was fortunate enough to deploy on three operational tours, two of Iraq and one of Afghanistan.
After returning from my second tour I was selected to be a training instructor at Bassingbourn, developing and mentoring new recruits from day one, to week fourteen. this is where my love of instruction was born. It was rewarding to witness and be apart of their journey in their chosen path and gave me a great sense of pride when they made it to pass off day.
After Bassingbourn I was selected to go on my Challenger 2 commanders course and passed that top of the class.