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In August 2008 Holdfast Training Services Ltd, a Special Purpose Vehicle, signed a 30-year Public Private Partnership Contract, worth in the region of £3 billion, with the MoD. The Contract commenced on 5th January 2009 and provides the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) at Chatham and Minley, with training, training support services, a seven year build programme, which is now complete, as well as hard and soft FM services. The design, build and transition phase involved three locations and included 32 new builds, 21 refurbishments and the development of five training areas.

Key to our continued success is our skilled workforce who deliver high quality training to the Royal Engineers, wider Army and Defence as a whole. The core training capabilities delivered at the RSME (Chatham and Minley) are wide and varied, and include:

Command and management of engineer tasks
Combat engineering
Technical and professional engineering
Driving specialist engineer vehicle