Military Standard Training

  Building character and resillience

Our People

Read a short bio of our award winning team here or follow the link to our vacancy page.

Andrew Emmett

Managing Director

An avid sportsman and musician as a youngster, Andrew chose to join the Royal Marines after leaving school and served with distinction until leaving in 2005 when he trained to become a personal trainer. In 2007 Andrew Started work as Physical Training Instructor on a Military Preparation Course in Manchester and spent the next 9 years working his way up the management ladder gaining significant knowledge, skills and experience within the further education sector managing multi-million pound departments. In 2016 Andrew took the brave step of setting up his own organisation in order to fully utilise his passion  for helping others and realise his vision for supporting the Armed Forces community.

Tony Costello

Team Leader

Tony joined the Army as a boy soldier at the age of 16 and went on to complete 24 years of distinguished service  retiring as a Warrant Officer 1st Class Regimental Sergeant Major with the Green Howards and achieving his good conduct and long service medals along with multiple operational tour medals and was invited to serve as a Beefeater at the Tower of London.

Upon retiring Tony took up a role as a training centre manager on a Military Preparation Programme in Salford where he set about imparting his considerable knowledge and experience to young people wishing to join the Armed Forces.

Tony joined the Military Standard Training team in January 2017.

Terry Keyte

Quality Assurance Manager

Terry Served in the Royal Catering Corps for 9 years as a chef, completed multiple tours of duty and reached the rank of Sergeant before leaving to become a police officer with Greater Manchester Police where he served for a further 6 years.

Terry Left GMP for Salford Education and then moved on to Wigan and Leigh College where he took up many roles and gained vast experience over 25+ years as a lecturer, senior tutor, centre coordinator and Divisional Manager. Terry moved on to become senior internal verifier and quality control officer for a security training company before going in to semi-retirement and taking up his current role with Military Standard Training in January 2017 where he has been integral in achieving approvals and high quality standards with our awarding bodies.

Raja Kamran Khan

Physical Training Instructor

'Kamy' fills his spare time honing and perfecting his Brazilian Jujitsu  and Judo skills taking part in regular competitions. He started his career though in the Royal Artillery and served as a Gunner and a Physical Training Instructor. This wasn't enough for Kamy, however, and he put himself forward for the "All Arms2 Commando course and duly earned his coveted Green Beret. Kamy also represented his regiment in cross country, tug of war and orienteering before leaving the Army.

Kamy had many roles in the Fitness and security industries before finding his niche working with young people and mentoring the more troubled young people of his community and took up his current post with Military Standard Training in November 2016 where he has made a significant positive impact on young lives in our community.

Christian Phillips

Physical Training Instructor

A fitness enthusiast who loves the outdoors and spending time with family walking the Lakeland Hills.

Christian joined the Royal Air Force at 25 and served for 8 years as a Comms Tech before leaving to set up his own fitness business and crossfit gym. Missing the soldiering aspect Christian joined the Parachute Regiment as a reservist where he still serves his country.

Christian has worked with young people for a number of years now and thoroughly enjoys such a rewarding role.

Sharon Sargeant

English and math's tutor

Sharon is the only 'Civvi' on the team but she certainly doesn't let that phase her using her many years of teaching, training and assessing to get this group of battle hardened veterans eating out of the palm of her hand.

Sharon is a skilled and innovative tutor who finds ways of engaging all trainees and can often be found lycra clad and taking part in fitness sessions embedding both math's and English in to the grueling physical sessions.

Sharon brings extensive knowledge and expertise of the further education sector to the team having worked at multiple private training providers, charities, colleges and secondary schools for nearly 20 years after successfully heading up the training department of a large construction company for 9 years.