Latest news and updates - September 2020
Warm welcome to our September Newsletter.
It's hard to believe but it really is September. The kids are back to school, in the new socially-distanced reality and travel arrangements can be made easier now, allowing our NDT personnel to move and start their new job placements that we arranged for them over the last few months.
In this edition of our monthly update we share with you our recent experience of finding someone to lead Global NDT Equipment Sales for a client in Norway and answer some frequently asked questions about NDT recruitment.
Enjoy reading and if you want to let someone else to take the load and who understands NDT, then please feel free to contact our Technical Director, Paul Morgan, for a confidential, no obligation chat on +44 (0)1793 200169 Our fees are really quite reasonable!
Find Someone to Lead ourGlobal NDT Equipment Sales Drive
Such was a client's request to us and, finally, after an extensive search and many calls and interviews later, our Norwegian client is thrilled to welcome their new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). We have had the pleasure of talking to some incredibly talented individuals in the NDT Equipment Sales and Support space – some may find themselves occupying roles in the future as our client expands globally. Indeed, the run-off between the last two candidates (over three video interviews) was especially close.
So, who is my client? Dolphitech is based in southern Norway, headed up by Ole Johan Gillebo. They design and manufacture revolutionary ultrasonic inspection equipment and are confident of worldwide success in the many industrial sectors that require
this inspection mode, for example, aerospace, energy, automotive, maritime and many others. They are starting from a relatively low base and wanted someone to oversee their global expansion. The senior team decided that they needed a recruiter that understood NDT UT applications within various sectors and to be able to talk authoritatively with them and prospective candidates.
NDT Resources was chosen, and we now have exclusive rights to help build their sales and equipment support teams around the world. Knowledge of NDT was particularly important to them – they wanted their CCO to be not only an accomplished salesperson and leader with a strategic vision, but who could also have a good command of the technology, sector applications and the NDT equipment marketplace.
Since initially being contacted early in February this year and a subsequent visit to their premises in Gjøvik, Sara Mahdavi (Dolphitech COO) and we have been working assiduously to find the right person. Due to the pandemic and resultant restrictions on air travel (imposed not long after my visit), we have had to get to grips with the new norm of communication – the now ubiquitous video call. Luckily travel restrictions were relaxed not long ago to enable the last choice candidate to travel to Norway for a three-day meeting with all Dolphitech's senior stakeholders.
This was an indispensable part of the recruitment process for both parties, as nothing beats the physical face-to-face and sometimes off-guarded interaction between people who were able to reassure themselves that they could work together on a professional and personal basis.
So, here's to the growing success of the Dolphicam2, under the aegis of a dynamic, highly experienced, and knowledgeable Chief Commercial Officer!
Q & A
Q: Why do I need a specialist NDT recruitment agency rather than just using my current in-house or generic recruiter?
A: The fact that you are asking this question and reading the answer shows you recognise the need for an informed, expert company to meet the needs of your current recruitment shortfall. No one understands NDT methodology, sector application and certification like we do, and as such, no one is better placed to understand your needs, and deliver the right professional to you in a cost effective and timely manner. To fill your position and bypass all the usual pitfalls successfully and sustainably, you need an expert in the field, to guide you towards your perfect candidate in a quick and painless way.
We currently represent an experienced NDT Trainer who is looking for a new challenge and is happy to travel wherever required to deliver your course material.
He has just returned from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is looking for NDT Trainer roles on a contract (ad-hoc) basis. That being said, he would consider a permanent position dependent upon the role.
A copy of his redacted CV can be found here: Experienced NDT Trainer If you would like a no-obligation chat to discuss further, please let us know.
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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.
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