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James Mina
James Mina
02:16 Oct-13-2008
PCN Level 2 Plate Testing - Job chances - no experience

I'm currently in the process of doing a career change (long story) and been looking at going for my PCN Level 2 in Ultrasonic Testing.

From what I've been told so far I can only do my PCN Level 2 initially on Plate Testing and then go back and do the weld / pipe testing after I've got about 6 - 10 months formal work experience.

The only experience I have just now is a few shifts labouring for a mate.

I've got the oppertunity of going for the course and my mate seems to think I'd be able to get a job no problem with my PCN Level 2 PLATE only but before I go and fork out serious money and go for this course I would like external opinions.

What are the chances of getting employment in the UK or abroad either on a contract basis or permanent basis with little / no experience with PCN Level 2 PLATE Testing ?

Any assistance or feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

James




    
 
 
Muhammad Shoaib Anwar
NDT Inspector
Pakistan, Joined Dec 2006, 8

Muhammad Shoaib Anwar

NDT Inspector
Pakistan,
Joined Dec 2006
8
00:48 Oct-13-2008
Re: PCN Level 2 Plate Testing - Job chances - no experience
Dear James,

Still you have no experience of this field, but if you able to pass PCN Level 2 in UT, this mean you will able to continue this field, in start you will face difficulties in getting job, but once you successfully to get job with a reputable group then you have no problem regarding a good job. NDT like UT have much scope in UK as well as in Gulf.
I think 80% your decision depends on your PCN Level 2's result.

Regards

----------- Start Original Message -----------
: I'm currently in the process of doing a career change (long story) and been looking at going for my PCN Level 2 in Ultrasonic Testing.
: From what I've been told so far I can only do my PCN Level 2 initially on Plate Testing and then go back and do the weld / pipe testing after I've got about 6 - 10 months formal work experience.
: The only experience I have just now is a few shifts labouring for a mate.
: I've got the oppertunity of going for the course and my mate seems to think I'd be able to get a job no problem with my PCN Level 2 PLATE only but before I go and fork out serious money and go for this course I would like external opinions.
: What are the chances of getting employment in the UK or abroad either on a contract basis or permanent basis with little / no experience with PCN Level 2 PLATE Testing ?
: Any assistance or feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.
: Regards,
: James
------------ End Original Message ------------




    
 
 
ANDREW CUNNINGHAM
NDT Inspector
Canada, Joined Jun 2008, 238

ANDREW CUNNINGHAM

NDT Inspector
Canada,
Joined Jun 2008
238
03:41 Oct-13-2008
Re: PCN Level 2 Plate Testing - Job chances - no experience
----------- Start Original Message -----------
: I'm currently in the process of doing a career change (long story) and been looking at going for my PCN Level 2 in Ultrasonic Testing.
: From what I've been told so far I can only do my PCN Level 2 initially on Plate Testing and then go back and do the weld / pipe testing after I've got about 6 - 10 months formal work experience.
: The only experience I have just now is a few shifts labouring for a mate.
: I've got the oppertunity of going for the course and my mate seems to think I'd be able to get a job no problem with my PCN Level 2 PLATE only but before I go and fork out serious money and go for this course I would like external opinions.
: What are the chances of getting employment in the UK or abroad either on a contract basis or permanent basis with little / no experience with PCN Level 2 PLATE Testing ?
: Any assistance or feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.
: Regards,
: James
------------ End Original Message ------------

You may look to Alberta Canada, the economy is good with a shortage of inspectors. PCN is recognized by the Canadian CGSB.


    
 
 
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