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An Array of New Starters at IMechE Engineering Training Solutions

Peter Croft
April 16, 2018

Since the start of 2018, there have been a significant number of new members of staff at all levels at IMechE Engineering Training Solutions such as the Examinations department, NDT trainers and the senior leadership team.

In February, we welcomed Chris Kirby to the role of General Manager and after getting to grips with all areas of the company he has hit the ground running in making improvements to all areas of the business. With an extensive career within the NDT industry having founded NDT Solutions Ltd and Magnomatics Ltd, Chris is looking to build on the significant growth made in the last 9 months by investing in key areas such as customer service, training provision and samples in 2018 to further underline the company’s reputation for quality training and service.

There has been a feeling of welcome déjà vu at the Engineering Training Centre with old friends, Craig Hobson (Chief Examiner), Jordan Wood (UT, PAUT and TOFD) and Steven Pilley (Weld Inspection, Radiography) re-joining after spending time with a variety of inspection and training organisations within the NDT industry.

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Photo: General Manager, Chris Kirby welcoming Training Manager Andy King to the Engineering Training Centre

The training team are now also lead by new Training Manager, Andy King. With extensive NDT and teaching experience having worked for James Fisher NDT and Lloyds Register, Andy is key addition to the respected team of trainers and brings a wealth of advanced NDT knowledge to the organisation.

The training and leadership team are further expertly supported by our new starters Emma Pashley (Customer Services Executive), Melissa-Louise Branston (Examinations Administrator) and Bethany Watson (Finance Administrator).

2018 is all set to be a very successful year for IMechE Engineering Training Solutions with a number of exciting projects on the horizon including further expansion of online training, new advanced NDT and specific engineering courses and improvements to our already first class training facilities.

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