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Ultrasonic Testing Training Suite Revamped Amongst Major NDT Investment

Posted on: May 17th, 2018
Categorised: NDT ICorr News

by Peter Croft

Since the beginning of 2018, there have been a number of changes at IMechE Engineering Training Solutions to improve the student’s training experience to ensure they are as best prepared for their examination as possible.

Ultrasonic Testing experts Andrew King and Richard Horsfall are now heading up the new UT training suite at IMechE. They are supported by James Caruth and new starter Jordan Wood to provide expert knowledge and experience to those studying for their standard UT certifications and advanced methods such as Phased Array and TOFD. 

The Ultrasonic training suite has always offered flexible start dates to meet technicians’ various requirements in any sector and IMechE now also offers highly frequent UT Phased Array and TOFD courses.

Image: New members of the team (l-r): Julia King, Customer Services; Andrew King, Training Manager; Craig Hobson, Chief Examiner; Emma Pashley, Customer Services; Chris Kirby, General Manager; Beth Watson, Finance; Jordan Wood, NDT Trainer; Melissa Branston, Examinations; Steven Pilley, NDT Trainer

IMechE is also pleased to announce that Craig Hobson re-joined the organisation as Chief Examiner and is both maintaining our high standards and ensuring that students receive a positive examination experience, enhanced by recent investments in new training and examination samples.

Students benefit from free lunches, an improved break out area featuring table football and table tennis and daily newspapers and, of course, the best training available to ensure that they are thoroughly prepared for their examinations.

Additionally, as part of an all new course schedule, Magnetic Particle and Penetrant Testing courses are now continuously run back-to-back all year.

Chris Kirby, General Manager, said, “we are making significant investments across the board at IMechE with the aim of making our student experience the best in the industry and I would invite all NDT Technicians to book their next training course with us and benefit from best-in-class NDT training.”

Image: The IMechE Engineering Training Centre, Sheffield

The Engineering Training Centre in Sheffield was opened in 2015 and continues to be the NDT industry’s leading training centre. With state of the art dedicated training facilities, it is located just outside Sheffield city centre with access to a range of local amenities.

IMechE Engineering Training Solutions (Incl. Argyll-Ruane) are accredited world leading providers of NDT and ICorr Coatings & Inspection training, examinations and Level 3 Consultancy Services to individuals and organisations around the world.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE Engineering Training Solutions are leaders in developing new products and services to support the NDT community such as online training and new courses such as Pulsed Eddy Current and Phased Array: Critical Defect Sizing.