Early Careers Branch

Institute Branches 

Chair
Sam Cunningham

Co-Vice Chair
Andrzej Zubczyk

Co-Vice Chair
Denize Ivy Pilarta

Branch Secretary
Freya Bexon


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
All meetings are planned to be virtual and will start at 5.00 pm unless otherwise stated.

Thursday 29 July 2021
Early Careers Branch Launch
Presentation and BINDT outreach plans
by Sam Cunningham, Skills Training UK, and David Gilbert, BINDT CEO
from 5.30 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8q8BsFd7RkuhCExih01kHQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Thursday 26 August 2021*
Engineering and development opportunities form inspiring early careers groups

by Catherine Leahy, TWI Younger Members, Dr Danny Burkle, Young ICorr, and Georgia Tibke, Young Rail Professionals,
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LXi7f5wORhS5cuvX0ZeVFg
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Wednesday 15 September 2021*
My NDT career
by Caroline Bull, AWE
from 6.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_as2nVnZRQUe6ZQo4zrTBcA
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Friday 22 October 2021*
Establishing a successful career in NDT
by Stetson Watkins, NDT Technician, Virgin Galactic
from 5.00 pm (GMT).
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nu2iiWSHTICS00smpy-s5A
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Wednesday 17 November 2021*
NDT 4.0 – How to thrive in times of digital disruption

by Lennart Schulenburg, VisiConsult – X-ray Systems & Solutions, Stockelsdorf, Germany
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uKBwJ6mYT2mNGAkg2AtR1Q
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Thursday 16 December 2021* – CANCELLED
NDT Christmas quiz
hosted by Sam Cunningham, Skills Training UK
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be held as both a virtual and physical event.
The physical meeting will take place at Skills Training UK, Sheffield NDT Apprenticeships, Unit 4, The Quadrant, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield S9 4WG, UK. Please confirm your attendance via email to Sam Cunningham at: samcunningham@skillstraininguk.com by Friday 10 December 2021.
The virtual meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p8SyfLeAS5G6yTpzhh7IpQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Thursday 20 January 2022*
Life as a responsible NDT Level 3
by Marc Berry, Safran
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kWwrukZcQR2DUycPDV617Q
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Thursday 24 February 2022*
An evening with the President – Q&A session
hosted by Iain Baillie, BINDT and Rolls-Royce plc
from 5.00 pm
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XakM6NLcQLuGjRXUK6FULQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Thursday 24 March 2022*
NDE 4.0: Disruptions and chances for NDE professionals
hosted by Lennart Schulenburg, VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xSLWGSMJQEiUv3SXty29dQ
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Thursday 21 April 2022*
NDT in the oil & gas industry

by Michael Sim, Applus UK
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kthLJrADT8yCb4lhGPIYqw
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Early Careers Branch: Thursday 26 May 2022*  CANCELLED
Young ICorr group – expanding your network

Caroline Allanach, BP and the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr).
from 5.00 pm.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JjBpfBa2T2uaKHScpnq8Ag
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Thursday 23 June 2022
Summer social and quiz event
hosted by Sam Cunningham.

*indicates CPD content

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

http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP16.pdf
http://www.bindt.org/downloads/CP17.pdf

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.