Newsletter - Apr 2020

Latest news and updates - April 2020

Warm welcome to our April Newsletter. We have some new jobs available for you to look at and to apply to should you find them of interest. Or perhaps you may know someone who would be a suitable candidate, in which case please spread the word.

In any case, if you want to know more, feel free to contact Paul Morgan on

+44 (0)1793 200169 for an informal chat.

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An interview with Paul Morgan, Technical Director at NDT Resources

  • So, Paul tell us how is Covid-19 affecting the NDT sector right now?

With Saudi Arabia and Russia each trying to outproduce the other, coupled with the sharp break put on the world economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this has led to a glut of oil in the market which has sent prices tumbling. Because of this, a lot of activity in this sector has been drastically cut back as they are deemed to be economically unviable. This has inevitably led to major NDT job losses in this sector. However, there is a glimmer of hope as President Trump indicated last Thursday (02 Apr) that he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to reach a deal that could end their price war and likely mitigate a sharp price collapse. Oil prices surged by as much as 35% on the day. Green shoots indeed for this beleaguered sector.

In other sectors such as aerospace and automotive, recruitment has slowed appreciably as hirers wait for an upturn in economic activity.

  • How have you found the recruitment process during this extraordinary period?

Recruitment is still going on, albeit at a reduced level. Video interviews are all the rage now as hiring team members are in disparate locations (working from home) and visiting prospective work locations is not possible. However, that final face-to-face and understanding of what a work situation looks like is unavoidable, but is on hold for the moment. I currently have two requisitions that highlight this dilemma. The first is an NDT equipment manufacturer in Norway that wishes to greatly enhance its sales force, with multiple possible hires. We're nearly at the end of the video interview road for a Sales Director role and will have to wait for that final step – when that can be, who knows. The same goes for the second example: an NDT technician has had two interviews for a position with a Formula 1 team. Where are they based? Northern Italy!

  • What steps are being taken to enable personnel to work safely and keep the industry going?

The performance of Non-destructive Testing is generally a solo effort and tends to be carried out apart from others - it cannot be done from home though. That part in a factory or that weld on a pipeline, or that array of NDT equipment has been touched by others. So, a strict adherence to regular and thorough washing of hands must be constantly encouraged. Use of gloves only means that they are a second skin and must be removed before touching of the face. Like in all walks of life now, social distancing has to be observed. To help with this, staggering or creating shift patterns will reduce people density in the workplace.

  • Thank you Paul. We look forward to the next month update from NDT Resources.
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Jobs

Currently we are working on UK placements for NDT Sales Managers and Specialists and a Formula 1 NDT Technician.

Available vacancy:

NDT Sales Specialist (UK flexible location)

Suitable candidates will be part of a team to deliver sales of their innovative ultrasonics product worldwide. You will be involved at the very early stages of this effort. Our client has impressive and confident backing from investors who believe that this is a ground-breaking NDT solution. Generous salary, bonuses and provision of company shares are on offer. To learn more click on the following links: https://www.ndtresources.co.uk/job/ndt-sales-specialist-uk/19

NDT Sales Manager (UK-based)

An innovative and pioneering company, developing and manufacturing market leading ultrasound equipment for the aviation and automotive industries, currently seeks the expertise of an experienced NDT Sales Specialist, with the drive and ambition to be a part of the development of a new worldwide sales effort for a ground-breaking Ultrasonic Testing technology. My client has ambitious plans to scale up and penetrate other industries, and these plans are confidently backed by impressive investment. To learn more click on the following links:

https://www.ndtresources.co.uk/job/ndt-sales-manager/18

NDT Resources Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency (introducing candidates for employment by the hirer) as defined under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (UK) in respect of the job title detailed above.Add text to your email.

Don't forget you can download NDT Sector salaries guide directly from our website.

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Happy Easter!

Stay safe this Easter Holiday. Wishing you all health and hope for a bright future.

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