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Recent CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course successfully passed by our Operations Co-ordinator and new Apprentice

Alex Bidwell passed the CSWIP 3.0 course in October, and has attended an NDT Appreciation course earlier in the year in Sheffield.

Alex has been with Ultramag for five years and is very keen to learn more about NDT and weld testing.

Our new Apprentice, Joe Hall, also passed the CSWIP 3.0 course, as he starts his Apprenticeship with Ultramag. Next year Joe will attend the PCN Visual Testing course in Sheffield, along with several mechanical testing courses over a three year period.

Ultramag has just started to provide training for a ‘Day Release’ student from Southampton City College; for a 50 week period. This will give the selected student a good insight into non-destructive testing and mechanical testing and work ethics in an engineering environment.

New CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course and exam announced

Ultramag have organised another CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course and exam, conducted by TWI.

The dates are 16th and 17th April 2019 and will take place at our Rushington facility in Southampton .

Anyone interested on attending should contact: Chris@ultramag.co.uk or call 023 80861010.

A selection of N.D.T. courses will become available later this year.

Recent CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course successfully passed!

Our recent CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector course has been successfully passed by our Operations Co-ordinator and new Apprentice.

Alex Bidwell passed the CSWIP 3.0 course in October, and attended an NDT Appreciation course earlier this year in Sheffield.

Alex has been with Ultramag for five years and is very keen to learn more about NDT and weld testing.

Our new Apprentice, Joe Hall, also passed the CSWIP 3.0 course, as he starts his Apprenticeship with Ultramag. Next year Joe will attend the PCN Visual Testing course in Sheffield, along with several mechanical testing courses over a three year period.

Ultramag has just started to provide training for a ‘Day Release’ student from Southampton City College; for a 50 week period. This will give the selected student a good insight into non-destructive testing and mechanical testing and work ethics in an engineering environment.

Ultramag have another apprentice for the NDT Operator standard

Ultramag are pleased to announce we have signed up another apprentice, for the NDT Operator standard; and the Lead Provider will be Skills Training UK again.

Training will commence in October 2018 and cover Visual Testing, along with them gaining knowledge in other NDT methods, Health & Safety, Quality, Communication & Behavior skills.

Managing Director, NDT Level 3 & EAL Assessor, Chris Simmonds, will again Mentor the new apprentice and work with the Lead Provider to ensure the apprentice completes all targets and is ready for their End Point Assessment in 18 months. Chris Simmonds is also Registered with the Northampton University for their e-Mentoring service.

Ultramag sign up for 3 NDT Apprenticeships with Skills Training UK

Ultramag are pleased to announce we have signed up for 3 N.D.T. Apprenticeships, with Skills Training UK as the Lead Provider. One for the NDT Operator standard and two for the NDT Engineering Technician standard.

Training will commence in 2018 covering NDT methods, Health & Safety, Quality, Communication & Behavior skills, practical applications, periodic assessments and final exams with an End Point Assessment.

Managing Director, NDT Level 3 & EAL Assessor, Chris Simmonds, has been involved with the NDT Apprenticeships from the start and provided input into the Standards from an Industry point of view.

Joining at the initial stage well over 3 years ago, the final ‘NDT Engineer’ Apprenticeship has just been approved by the Government, making three excellent Standards to contribute to the NDT Industry.

Very busy half year for Ultramag NDT Services!

It’s been a very busy half year for Ultramag with an increase in Hull Surveys using ultrasonic thickness measurements and endoscopes; Radiographic work and NDT Projects in general.

We recently passed our BSI audit for transition to ISO 9001: 2015 and the American Bureau of Shipping audit to I.A.C.S. requirement Z17.

A new visual on-the-job training course has been set up for welders and fabricators, supplementing our Welding, Job Knowledge course.

Ultramag passes UKAS Annual Assessment for Type A Inspection Body

Ultramag have successfully passed their UKAS Annual Assessment for Type A Inspection Body and the Welding Technology Department and will operate out of the new premises at Rushington Business Park, Southampton.

Also at Rushington is the mechanical testing facility enabling us to perform Welder Qualification testing in-house, giving immediate results from the tests.

The UTM Department operates from Rushington and has carried out four Hull Surveys in the last month using the new software from Lloyds Register and DNV-GL. The American Bureau of Shipping are due to audit the Company next month, giving a further 3 years approval.