Early Careers Branch

Institute Branches 

Sam Cunningham

Co-Vice Chair
Andrzej Zubczyk

Co-Vice Chair
Denize Ivy Pilarta

Branch Secretary
Freya Bexon

Branch Representative to Council 
Matthew Beecroft 

BINDT is pleased to announce that it has gone one step further in offering support to apprentices and anyone new to, or interested in, the fields of NDT, CM and SHM through the launch of an Early Careers Branch.

This Branch will provide information, advice and guidance to individuals in the early stages of their careers, acting as a gateway into BINDT and the wider NDT community. Monthly presentations will be conducted to ensure a sustainable and welcoming entry route for anyone looking to progress in the NDT industry.

The Branch’s mission is three-fold:
  • To inspire future NDT, CM and SHM technicians and engineers by providing a fun and educational learning programme through informative presentations, question and answer discussions, social events and site visits (virtual and physical) targeted at an early careers audience.
  • To promote NDT and associated industries by connecting with individuals across various sectors, attending events and celebrating success.
  • To develop individuals in their early careers from all disciplines and industries via the online/physical Branch meetings, events and membership structure.

The Branch is open to anyone of any age and location who is in their early career and looking to develop their knowledge and network.

For more information on the BINDT Early Careers Branch or to be added to the mailing list, please email samcunningham13@gmail.com or cindy.bailey@bindt.org

Early Careers Branch Programme
Thursday 18 August 2022
ECB Annual General Meeting (AGM) and summer social
Venue: Museum of Making, Derby. 

Saturday 10 September 2022
ECB charity event - Tough Mudder

Venue: Chester.

Thursday 20 October 2022
NDT apprenticeships case studies*
by Andy Zubczyk, Rolls-Royce
from 5.00 pm-6.00 pm.
Note: This is a National Branch Meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Friday 11 November 2022
Implementing NDT 4.0*
by Tom Martin, JetSoft.
Venue: Leeds (also available online).

Monday 12 December 2022
NDT Christmas quiz

Hosted by Sam Cunningham.
Venue: IMechE Argyll Ruane, Sheffield.

Thursday 19 January 2023
An introduction to condition monitoring*
by Will Ocean, Maintain Reliability.
Venue: Online. 

Thursday 23 February 2023
Managing NDT on a nuclear new build*
by Steve Meikle, EDF Energy.
Venue: Online.

Thursday 23 March 2023
My NDT career*
by Simon Lewis, South West School of NDT.
Venue: Cardiff (also available online).

Thursday 20 April 2022
An introduction to phased array*

by Jordan Wood, IMechE Argyll Ruane. 
Venue: Sheffield (also available online).

Thursday 25 May 2022 
Running an NDT test house*

by Mark Campbell, Element.
Venue: Sheffield (also available online).

*indicates CPD content

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.


If anyone is willing or interested in providing talks to Branches, please contact Cindy Bailey at BINDT (cindy.bailey@bindt.org) with an indication of the preferred geographical areas where you could assist.