Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Workbased Learning Provider - Engaging,motivating and educating 14-19yr old young people..
  • Year established:
    2002
  • Website:
    https://www.mpct.co.uk/
  • Contact
    • MPCT House, Oak Tree court,Mulberry Drive, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF23 8RS

About MPCT


What is it like to work for MPCT

My Manager
My Manager
On employment, managers attend a two-day induction programme which established their role within the organisation. At this stage they are given an Initial Training Programme and assigned a mentor. The ITP is an eight-week training programme which allows the employee to undertake activities within their role under the guidance of their line manager. In tandem with this is a ‘3 Question’ policy where employees are asked three questions on a daily basis. What have you learnt or achieved today? What challenges have you faced today? What question would you like me to answer? These are sent by the Director of Human Resources and additional support is sought appropriately. Termly operational meetings take place where all Regional Operational Manager’s, Area Operational Manager’s and the Senior Director attend. Topics of discussion are the operational running of the company. MPCT places great emphasis on the effective and accurate measurement of performance. This achieved through a number of observational and reporting processes. Underpinning the whole performance measurement culture at MPCT is the Key Performance Indicators. These KPIs are generated through a wide range of processes, utilising remote and centre-based activity. They range from the data gathered from our Learner Management System to centre based visits, observations and inspections. The remote actions involve the use of bespoke and general reports generated, twice daily, on our Learner Management System, Inspire. From these reports, managers are able to populate their ‘Q’ or Quality Reports. These are then graded in line with the Ofsted, or Estyn, Common Inspection Frameworks. This quantitative reporting is supported and enhanced by a series of qualitative reporting. Qualitative monitoring is achieved throughout the year with Managing Directors’ support visits, formal centre inspections and more frequent, termly one to one performance meetings.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
MPCT understands that a well-trained, confident employee is productive for the company but an employee that is happy and allowed to learn new skills or improve their personal situation is more advantageous. They have allowed staff to attend and funded in parts additional courses, such as the Post Graduate Certificate of Education even though their job description doesn’t require this qualification. The STEPS programme is another course that 36 employees have attended recently. The outcome of the residential programme was that participating staff had greater self-awareness, self-belief and improved self-esteem and were able to apply the principles of goal setting, self-talk and self-actualisation. In order to engage and motivate the staff the week culminated in a learning walk to the summit of the highest mountain in South Wales, where staff members wrote their barriers to success on a 1-inch-thick plank of wood and are taught the martial art techniques to smash the wood with bare hands. The course is very active with group discussions, practical activities and reflection opportunities. This allows for all individuals to contribute and actively reflect on their previous experiences and learn new skills to use in their future. On evaluation of the course, all staff say that it has had a positive effect on their work and personal life. Future Adventure training courses are booked to ensure employee development continues to be innovative.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
One of MPCT’s strategic priorities is to be an outstanding and inspirational college at the centre of its community. They have recently been recognised by the WW1 Remembrance Association for planting 2000 trees. They also conducted 60,000 hours of community work ranging from clearing pensioner’s gardens, maintaining war graves and cenotaphs, beach cleaning to much larger national activities, such as the Saint David’s Day Run in Cardiff each March, attendance at the festival of remembrance in November. This event is conducted in Bute Park, Cardiff and attracts more than 4000 participants, who are able to enter a 1, 5 or 10km run. MPCT has raised over £200,000 over the past 12 months, a key beneficiary is the Motivational Learning Trust, the charity created by the MD to ensure barriers to succeeding are removed for under privileged children to progress. An example of the use of this monies is providing food and shelter and providing overseas educational trips. MPCT continues to work in collaboration with the Physical Recovery Unit (PRU) within HQ 160 Brigade since the beginning of 2012. The rationale was to be able to support and commit to the Armed Forces Corporate Pledge and the responsibility they, as an organisation, believe they have to the Service Family. To date they have been able to support 15 Service Personnel with various physical and mental disabilities, from double amputees to those suffering the ill effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. MPCT has been able to support in a significant way and act as a conduit in the transition from the Services into the wider community. The nature of the company reflects a significant proportion of their own employees coming from a Service background. As a result of this initiative MPCT have been recognised by the Armed Forces for a Silver Award for services to armed forces veterans.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    106

  • UK sites:

    25

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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