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Published: March 13, 2009

Former UK Forces operative Sam Mostyn has joined leading Security experts Pilgrims Group in the role of Training Manager.

Sam will be responsible for all areas of training including course design and instruction. He will focus on developing and implementing forward thinking training courses such as Pilgrims’ newly developed Business Traveller and Gap year Traveller courses and Pilgrims' renowned Hostile Environment Training and CONDO courses, all of which will draw upon his recent training and operational deployment experience in the Middle East, The Balkans, Africa and South America.

"We we're looking for a training manager who can push the boundaries and be one step ahead of the competition," said Pilgrims Group Managing Director, Bill Freear. “Sam meets these needs and will ensure that Pilgrims’ courses stay at the forefront of quality industry training.”

Sam joins Pilgrims from army service during which he gained UK Special Forces qualifications in Protective and Personal Security, as well as becoming a fully qualified patrol medic which included a hospital attachment and the passing of the Special Forces Trauma Course.

Pilgrims is one of the only companies whose training manager is based out of the Operations Centre. This means that Sam is privy to all of Pilgrims ongoing global operations and is therefore able to reflect this in Pilgrims’ training.

“I know firsthand how important preparation and training is,” said Sam. “Trusting your instinct and good common sense are one thing, but experience normally means that you've learnt the hard way. The vast wealth of knowledge that Pilgrims has from its overlapping key business areas, including operational consultancy, manned guarding and technical training, allow us to directly feed these fundamental skills and experience back into training.”