Early Careers Branch

Institute Branches 

Chair and Branch Welfare Officer
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 sam@lavender-ndt.com or cindy.bailey@bindt.org

Early Careers Branch Programme
Details of any meetings will be publicised in NDT News and on the BINDT website once they are confirmed.

Saturday 14 October 2023
Annual Dinner and games

from 3.00 pm.
Venue: Heist Brewery, Sheffield S3 8AT.

Tuesday 21 November 2023
An evening with the BINDT President, Ian Cooper

from 5.00 pm.
Venue: Online.

Thursday 14 December 2023
Accelerated work experience and Christmas quiz
from 5.00 pm-7.00 pm.
Venue: Lavender International Technology Centre Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5WG.

January 2023
Introduction to metallurgy

by Ian Griffin, Lavender International NDT.
Venue: Online.

February 2023
Find me a job in NDT

by Jaqueline Thompson, Applus UK, and Leanne Evans, NDT Personnel Ltd.
Venue: Online.

Thursday 21 March 2023
Engineering Development Trust – Inspiring young people into STEM
by Alice Batts and Nicola Elliot, Engineering Development Trust
from 5.00-6.00 pm.
Venue: Online.

April 2023
Diversity and inclusion within NDT

by Amy Schofield, IMechE Argyll Ruane.

May 2023
NDT Early Careers and Apprenticeship Networking Forum

by Sam Cunningham, Lavender International NDT.
Venue: Online and in person.

June 2023
Apprenticeship case studies and Q&A

Venue: Online.

July 2023
Annual charity event

by Sam Cunningham, Lavender International NDT.
Venue: In person.

*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.