TWI Training and Examinations’ Senior Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Lecturer, Konstantinos Chronopoulos has recently achieved professional registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer and professional membership with The Welding Institute as a Member!
Konstantinos Chronopoulos is a Senior Non- Destructive Testing (NDT) Lecturer at TWI, starting his role in 2019. His role as a Senior NDT Lecturer for TWI Training and Examinations, involves delivering a wide range of NDT courses such as, Visual Testing (VT), Penetrant Testing (PT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) and Time of Flight Diffraction Testing (ToFD). In addition to delivering these courses as a lecturer, Konstantinos also works on the development of new courses, including for example the PolyTest Course, where he works to meet requirements set out by CSWIP. He is also involved with the redevelopment of course material and collaborating with other sections within TWI, consulting on various NDT related tasks.
Within the short amount of time that Konstantinos has been a Member of the Institute, he has also been recognised for his academic work and has successfully been awarded the Armourers and Brasiers’ BEng/BSc Award, 2020.
Konstantinos explained that it was through the continuous personal development modules that he studied during his BEng Mechanical Engineering and Design degree that he was made aware of the overall process of membership of Professional Engineering Institutions and Professional Registration with the Engineering Council and the importance of conducting and maintaining continuous professional development (CPD). He continued to say that he joined The Welding Institute when he first joined TWI in 2019 and, shortly after, initiated his professional registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
When explaining the reasons behind his choice to become a Member of The Welding Institute and professionally registered with the Engineering Council, Konstantinos highlighted the career and employability prospects the titles offer and further highlighted that it enables him to demonstrate his professional attitude to employers and also have an international recognition of competence within his job.
Reflecting on the process of gaining professional registration, Konstantinos described that, ‘the process was very clear and straightforward and this was due to the excellent support provided by The Welding Institute.’ He further explained that, ‘the interview was quite demanding but, overall, it was a great experience as the interviewers created a very pleasant atmosphere whilst they conducted the technical requirements of the process itself.’
Konstantinos concluded by offering the following statement and advice to anyone else considering or already undertaking professional membership and registration:
“This is something that any professional engineer should go through, as the process itself is a great learning journey, allowing you to reflect on your professional evolution and leading you to have a balance between the daily tasks of your professional development.”
The Welding Institute would like to congratulate Konstantinos on successfully achieving his Professional Membership and Registration with the Engineering Council and The Welding Institute as an Incorporated Engineer.
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