The Welding Institute has 19 branches around the UK representing different regions and areas, allowing Members to meet up, share knowledge, and gain information about related industries and new developments. With a calendar running between September and June, the branches generally aim to hold at least five meetings in their area per year.
The Liverpool branch met up recently at their new home at The Engineering College in Birkenhead, where TWI compliance verification engineer Ian Hogarth gave a talk on welding processes and procedures, titled ‘Understanding Welding Procedure Requirement to BS EN ISO 15614-1.’
The meeting was a great success with 37 people attending the talk before a question and answer session, which was followed by a further committee meeting to discuss the direction of the Liverpool branch going forward. However, it isn’t just in Liverpool where the Welding Institute branches are making great strides.
With a hub in Bristol, the South Western branch includes a number of satellite bases that cover a large area, making the organisation of meetings something of a challenge. Despite this, the South Western branch is now organising a new programme of events to be rolled out across the region.
Another area where the branch is going from strength to strength is the Southern Counties. Although it was launched just 18 months ago, this branch is doing well and is now self-sufficient in organising their various meetings, which keep Members engaged with the industry and helps to develop their careers and knowledge.
With progress being made by branches across the UK, the future for the Welding Institute’s Members looks bright.
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