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Joining the army - a new recruit's story

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 7:25
There's no dispute that joining the armed forces is an excellent career choice. Great pay, the chance to see the world and training that is second to none ??? what???s not to love? Yet those first few months at training college can be gruelling and take their toll, both mentally and physically. Andy Emmet, Managing Director of Bury-based Military Standard Training give his view on why so many youngsters joining up struggle and what can be done to help. Picture the scene. A young lad - or l... Read Full Post »

Military Standard Training Celebrates a Hattrick of Sucess

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 7:15
A local company which helps to prepare young people for life in the armed forces is celebrating after three of it's students have fast tracked their way in to the Army. Louis Allen, Thomas Ryan and Alex Sydall all started the 6-month training course run by Military Standard Training in August with an initial target date to complete by March.However, after just six weeks, the budding soldiers completed their initial training and gained early entry in to Army Foundation College, Harrogate. Al... Read Full Post »

Military Standard Training Achieves Matrix Standard

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 7:10
Bury-based Military Standard Training, the organisation which prepares youngsters for a life in the armed forces, is celebrating after successfully completing a prestigious accreditation with flying colours. MST have been awarded the Matrix Quality Standard, a unique quality framework awarded to organisations that support individuals in their choice of career, learning, and life goals. A powerful business tool, the certification enables organisations to asses and measure the service they ... Read Full Post »

Meet our Students - Zoe Bridge

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 7:00
Zoe Bridge, age 17, has been training with MST for the past 10 weeks. She's already passed her basic assessment and is currently waiting for a date to start at Harrogate Foundation College. She'll then join the Adjutant General Corps in Winchester, and just 6 weeks after that, she'll be a trained solider. Why do you want to join the military? It's something I've always been interested in. I spent 4 years in the army cadets which I absolutely loved and that was it - joining up became my dream.... Read Full Post »

Staff Edwards Double Celebration!

Posted on 4 October, 2018 at 16:05
Gareth Edwards was just 16 when he signed up to the military. He joined the Royal Engineers, where he became a bomb disposal expert, and took part in tours of Afghanistan, Kenya, Belize and the UK. After 9 years serving his country, Staff Edwards left the forces to pursue new challenges. He became a personal trainer for a hotel chain before going on to be Head of Membership for Active Tameside, where he focussed on helping young people to get fit. However, a military man through and throug... Read Full Post »

Exercise of the week - HOw to do Burpees

Posted on 7 March, 2018 at 3:20


Exercise of the Week



The Burpee is the most effective exercise, as it targets all five dimensions of fitness: endurance, speed, agility, strength and flexibility. It is probably the single most effective and complete, whole-body conditioning exercise there is. No other movement on the planet will work as many muscle groups, whilst at the same time massively improving your endurance, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning.

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Job of the week - Armoured Engineer - Army

Posted on 2 March, 2018 at 4:45

See what jobs our Military Preparation Trainees are applying for...






• Drive/operate and maintain military engineer heavy tanks

• Operate the BOWMAN digital communications systems

• Clear obstacles and lay bridges

• Access opportunities to gain additional qualifications and train on other AV platform...

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