MPC Birmingham Balaam Wood Academy
Balaam Wood Academy
New Street
B45 0EU
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Meet the staff

This isn't a boot camp, the Military college staff are here to help and support you through your course - take a look at who you will meet while you're on our course.
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Regional Operations Manager

Pete Leak

Date Started at MPCT

July 2006

Military Experience

Served 13 years in the Royal Green Jackets, gained the rank of Corporal, trained as a Physical Training Instructor and served in Northern Ireland, Fiji, Cyprus and Kenya.

"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."

Area Manager

Paul Evans

Date Started at MPCT


Military Experience

Enlisted into the Armed Forces in 1989 where I joined the 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers which is currently now the Royal Welsh. Completed my training in Whittington Barracks, Lichfield. From here I was posted to Berlin for 3 years then went onto a further posting in Tidworth.

"What I enjoy about working for MPCT is the variety of training we deliver to the young people. With the company being very unique, I feel that the students get the full benefit of the different types of delivery sessions we offer. Watching and working with the young people we have in the College, to see them develop and take a journey into their chosen careers is very rewarding."


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Training Instructor

Chris Fletcher

 Date Started at MPCT


Military Experience

Served 9 years as a Royal Marines Commando, Arctic Warfare. Trained in Norway, Heavy Weapon as an Anti Tank Specialist. Completing 3 operational tours: Op Telic 4, Op Herrick 7 & 12 (Kajaki & Sangin). Co-author of “Helmand, Diaries of a Front Line Soldier."

"The team at MPCT Farnborough share the common goal of changing young peoples lives for the better. Giving them direction, insight and information about all areas of the Armed Forces. Week on week, we see the positive changes our students are making and watching them develop into better individuals that are fitter, stronger and more driven towards their goal of employability in the Armed Forces."

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Skills Champion

Jon Woodward

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