|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 offer, and was developed to benefit businesses who want to continually improve their performance and promote overall high standards across the board. Military Standard Training was launched by Andrew Emmet who recognised a gap in the market for a provision which helps young people with the transition between home life and the armed forces. The achievement of the standard means that the learners who attend MST can be assured that they will receive the very best impartial advice and guidance, and an even greater chance of success when applying for jobs in the armed forces or ???civvy street???. Andrew, along with his team, has been working tirelessly towards the standard for the past 12 months. The two-part assessment involved the completion of a detailed audit matrix and a two-day on-site inspection. Each area of the business was scrutinised, from policies and procedures to interviews with staff, trainees and stakeholders including the Youth Offending Team, Rochdale Training and local schools. Andrew said: ???At Military Standard Training, we are passionate about delivering the best standards to our students and we are great advocates for positive change. As a company, we are evolving at a rapid pace and it is important that we constantly improve on our systems and service for the benefit of both our students and the business as a whole. ???The Matrix Standard has played a crucial role in this, helping us to celebrate our strengths and identify areas for development.??? The audit report, produced by Assessment Service Ltd, was extremely positive about the organisation, citing that ??? students felt supported by staff who are always visible, accessible and willing to take time to discuss issues??? and that a ???tangible passion displayed by all staff to help learners??? was evident, along with ???consistency, high levels of warmth and nurture, a unique cocktail of support that is valued by learners and achieves excellent outcomes???. The accreditation comes after Military Standard Training recently secured a £200k investment to expand it???s premises and help more young people prepare for life in the armed forces and the unemployed back in to work, through the provision of a wide range training programmes.