Lavender International are excited to announce that we have entered a strategic partnership with innovative skills and employability provider, Skills Training UK (STUK), to deliver two of the NDT Apprenticeship standards.

Lavender International will deliver approved NDT training as a sub-contractor to Skills Training UK, in order to provide ether PCN or EN4179 certification in the NDT Operator Apprenticeship and NDT Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.  This will include delivering NDT methods such as Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Testing, Weld Inspector, Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Testing, Phased Array and Time of Flight Diffraction.  STUK will work with the employer and apprentice to develop a training plan for each learner and will deliver training to develop skills such as leadership, Project management & quality assurance.

Skills Training UK is one of the UK’s leading training providers with a proven record of working in partnership with employers in STEM sectors to deliver Apprenticeships.  They have a particular expertise in the Automotive, Aerospace, Advanced Engineering, Energy and Rail sector, and are the only organisation to twice achieve the ‘excellent’ score in the Merlin Standard Accreditation – the only benchmark for the design and delivery of high-quality supply chains.

The Lavender & STUK team at the Materials Testing conference

STUK launched the delivery of the NDT Apprenticeships at the BINDT Materials Testing conference in September 2017, where it was well received

Sam from Skills Training said “By working with world leading NDT Training providers like Lavender International it will strengthen our programmes which ultimately lead to internationally recognised certification schemes such as PCN or EN4179. We are very excited about this partnership and are looking forward to developing individuals in the NDT industry and creating the next generation of NDT technicians.”

Amy from Lavender International said, “The STUK team have a genuine desire to ensure that each learner has a high-quality level of training – something that we at Lavender’s strongly align with.  We feel that working with a company with similar values to ourselves is essential to ensuring that the learner has the best possible training.  They are a great team and I’m excited to see what the future holds!”


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