International business employs former Ron Dearing UTC students for third consecutive year

A leading company which specialises in non-destructive testing (NDT), inspection and engineering has taken on another former Ron Dearing UTC student, adding to its workforce from the school for the third consecutive year.

IRISNDT has employed Jack Macmillan, 19, as a full time Trainee NDT Technician and he will complete the necessary qualifications at a training school in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, over the next 18 months.

The company is an international blend of asset integrity engineering and non-destructive testing (NDT) companies providing a range of engineering, inspection, testing, heat treatment and software services to the renewable, petro/chemical, oil/gas, utility and transportation industries across the globe.

It has 2,000 employees in Canada, Australia, the USA and the UK, including offices at Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull and in Immingham on the south bank of the Humber.

Jack Macmillan has become the latest Former Ron Dearing UTC student to join international business IRISNDT.


IRISNDT has taken on three former Ron Dearing UTC students as apprentices and two as trainee technicians over three years, including Jack.

Jack, who studied Triple Engineering at Ron Dearing UTC, said: “I’m based in radiography and I’m shadowing qualified radiographers and paired with a qualified technician, so I’m learning all the time.

“I saw this job advertised through Ron Dearing UTC and I was interested straight away. We use gamma or X-rays to see if there are any defects in pipes, so they’re safe to use on sites.

“It’s a great job and I love coming to work every day. I’ve also been able to travel, working on a tank farm in Bristol as part of a tank inspection team, as well as on sites locally.

“There are lots of opportunities here and I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

Emma Newton, General Manager at IRISNDT, said: “NDT is a really broad career and we’re delighted to partner with Ron Dearing UTC. It’s a fantastic school and the knowledge the students gain there is outstanding with lots of fantastic success stories as a result.

“The students arrive with a really good insight into the world of work, ready to hit the ground running, and they embrace every opportunity which comes their way. Jack has settled in really well.”