About  Us

Combining civilian and military best practice together with state of the art technology to deliver highly skilled and motivated military personnel

In August 2008 Holdfast Training Services Ltd signed a 30-year Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contract, worth in the region of £3 billion, with the MoD. The Contract commenced on 5th January 2009 to provide the RSME at Chatham and Minley, with training, training support services and hard and soft FM services. These are provided by Babcock and three central secondary contractors: MKC Training Services, TQ and ESS.  There was also a 7 year build programme undertaken by Carillion PLC. The design, build and transition phase involved three locations and included 32 new builds, 21 refurbishments and the development of five training areas. The Contract also provides limited hard FM services and IT support at Bicester.  The core training capabilities delivered at the RSME (Chatham and Minley) are varied, and include:

  • Combat and management of engineer tasks
  • Combat Engineering
  • Artisan
  • Technical and professional Engineering
  • Communication
  • Watermanship
  • Driving specialist engineer vehicle