TWI has been training personnel for the offshore oil and gas industry for over 50
years in many locations around the world. Training courses include welding inspection,
underwater diving inspection and non-destructive testing and these offer clear paths
for career progression. We recently interviewed two candidates at TWI’s popular
training facility in Thailand to find out more about their careers in the offshore
Colin Connor has been earning a living as a freelance underwater inspector for five
years, working in South East Asia and the Middle East. With a love of travel and
scuba diving and some basic welding experience, he found a career that would enable
him to pursue his passions and use his existing skills.
The first course Colin took was the internationally recognised CSWIP 3.1U – NDT Inspection Diver, then quickly went on to
CSWIP 3.2U – NDT Inspection Diver to further improve his career prospects.
He has now taken the CSWIP 3.4U – Underwater Inspection Controller qualification,
giving him even more opportunities for employment and the option to work topside
as well. Coin said "Clients increasingly require personnel with recognised certifications
as HSE legislation continues to tighten. The 3.4U gives me the chance to dry off,
it opens my options and there are less risks to working topside. TWI’s courses are
short enough for us not to miss out too much on work so I’m going to do the ACFM
course soon as well. The instructor for the 3.4U is a diver himself so he understands
the implications of underwater work and diver requirements which is essential for
those without that experience."
Rahayu works in Indonesia for a leading offshore underwater services provider and
has now been an inspector for over three years. In order to meet client requirements
on large projects, and for her company to remain competitive, Rahayu has taken the
CSWIP 3.4U – Underwater Inspection Controller qualification.
Rahayu said "Holding this certificate will enable my company to be more competitive
when tendering for jobs. It also enables me to earn more and increases my employment
opportunities. Our company has used TWI many times before and we are always happy
with the service. The lecturers are easy to understand which is essential when English
isn’t your first language. They use interesting, multi-media materials in the lessons
which make learning easier and more enjoyable."
Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) Level 1
Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) Level 2
3.1U – NDT Inspection Diver
3.2U – NDT Inspection Diver
CSWIP 3.3U –
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