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Trainees to be shown the ropes at TIS’ newest facility


An award winning North East Company is launching a new training centre as it looks to help improve the ratio of skilled people in the region.

Headquartered in Stockton, Teesside Industrial Solutions (TIS) is opening its Non Destructive Testing (NDT) training facility, which will allow candidates to receive BINDT approved training, leading to PCN certification.Photo of Rope Access centre

The Rope Access Specialist company is already flying high after being crowned Newcomer of the Year at the Regional Finals of the North East Business Awards last month.

To add to this accomplishment, from June 1st, a state-of-the-art centre will be unveiled which can accommodate a maximum of eight trainees a week.

TIS professionals will provide the highest quality of training on all conventional methods of NDT, as trainees are required to pass both practical and written exams in order to receive industry recognised certification.

Managing director of TIS, Gary King, is excited at the prospect of this latest training scheme and the opportunities it will offer people.

He said: “Having a NDT training facility on site shows how far we have come as a company and will mean that we can provide trainees with a complete package, giving them real earning prospects.

“Offering NDT training, alongside the Rope Access training we already provide, means we are really helping people to train to the highest standard they can attain and help get them into work.

“This is great news for Stockton and the North East, especially if we can help more people in our area to learn a skill which is sought after by a variety of sectors within industry.”

The introduction of the training facility will not only benefit those looking to learn new skills or enhance existing ones, but could also see up to four jobs created at the Company, as it looks to add more support staff to the current 15 person team.

Already considered the North East’s Premier Rope Access Specialists, TIS is fast becoming known throughout the UK and the world, having worked on projects including London’s The Shard, The Cutty Sark, The EnQuest Producer and Nigeria’s Bonga oilfield.

Gary added: “Due to the nature of work we specialise in, completing a NDT course with TIS paves the way to an exciting career which could see future employees travelling the UK and even the world.

“This course is a great opportunity for both current professionals, such as engineers, to enhance their skills but will equally suit someone looking for a career change who is up for a challenge.”

The NDT centre is the start of TIS’ future expansion plans, with the company also launching an on-site Train the Painter training facility this July.

To find out more about TIS and the training centre visit http://www.teessideindustrial.co.uk/

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