Lavender prepares for nuclear programme
The National Skills Academy for Nuclear is an employer-led organisation established to ensure that the UK nuclear industry and its supply chain has the skilled, competent and safe workforce it needs to deal with current and future nuclear programmes.
The National Skills Academy has established a high-quality training provider network, which is tasked with delivering excellence in nuclear skills.
Following recommendations to the Skills Academy from its customers, Lavender International applied to be an Employer Provider for the Nuclear Sector and, following a series of meetings, has been awarded the status of Employer Provider to the Nuclear Sector of the National Skills Academy.
Chris Bray, South West Regional Manager of the National Skills Academy, made the presentation of the plaque and certificate to the Chairman of Lavender International, Roger Hamlett, earlier in the year.
Steve Lavender, Co-Managing Director, told NDT News: “We are very proud to receive this recognition from the National Skills Academy for Nuclear and view it as part of our strategic plan for the future of our business. In particular, we see it as an integral part of placing ourselves ready to support the nuclear industry both in the UK and around the world.
“The training and examinations carried out by Lavender International in a variety of methods for non-destructive testing are also audited by a number of employers and institutes to provide our clients with a confidence in their ability to provide a service which is second to none,” continued Steve Lavender.
Alongside this development, Lavender International has taken an office at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre outside Rotherham, where it plans to further develop its advanced NDT training programmes and procedure validation activities.