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An Insight into Welding Engineering

Welding engineers, David Bage and James Bell joined us for the latest ‘Undistilled Engineering’ podcast.

With decades of industry experience between them, they both opened up about their careers to date, including how and why they became involved in the profession. They also spoke about how their work has opened up opportunities to travel and how welding engineering provides a lifestyle alongside a wage.

The wide-ranging and informative discussion also saw David and James also explore topics including how to make engineering an appeal to the next generation, the current state of British engineering, funding, and the changing face of engineering around the globe.

David Bage is a TWI Training programme manager, responsible for our welding training workshop, welding inspection and engineering diploma. Having begun his career as an apprentice welder, David has worked in the oil and gas, transport and telecommunications industries as well as having spent time as a high school teacher and technical college lecturer, before joining TWI.

James Bell is a former TWI employee who has gone on to found his own company, Carbon Arc Training and Consultancy Ltd. Based in Sunderland, Carbon Arc provide a range of engineering and training support, while also supporting diversity and taking an active role in helping people realise their passion for engineering.

Podcast hosted by Mike Emmett.

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