The Welding Institute


This role aims to increase professional competence amongst Members of The Welding Institute through support and registration of applications for membership. Interview outcomes are reported to the Membership, Education and Registration Committee (MERC) which meets 4 times each year.

Person Specification

To become a Professional Review Interviewer (PRI) Volunteer, applicants need to be a Member of the Institute and preferably hold professional Membership to a minimum of EngTech. In addition, PRI volunteers are expected to have:

    • Knowledge of engineering, with specialist knowledge if possible
    • Practical and significant work place experience in engineering
    • Understanding of the role and functioning of partner organisations e.g. Engineering Council, Skills Development Agencies, STEM
    • Understanding of evaluation and auditing techniques in relation to professional development
    • Understanding of the work of The Welding Institute and TWI Ltd as different but complimentary organisations
    • Knowledge and understanding of the application process for registration
    • Membership of The Welding Institute

    Summary of Main Duties and Responsibilities

      • To provide evaluation, guidance and advice on oral interviews in support of applications
      • To challenge and endorse the work of applicants in order to strengthen the content and quality of applications
      • To liaise with the Membership Office to improve the process and outcomes for applicants
      • To monitor and promote high professional standards as an endorsement of The Institute’s credentials
      • To champion the recruitment and retention of members

      Time Commitment

      On satisfactory completion of the training programme, volunteers are appointed for 2 years. Appointment can be extended on successful completion of refresher training and assessment. Interviewers normally conduct 2 Professional Review (PRI) interviews each year.

      Benefits of Volunteering

        • Continuing professional development including project and personal management skills
        • Acquisition of transferable skills
        • Development of job knowledge
        • You will have the opportunity to network with a range of professionals and academics in the engineering sector

        How to Apply

        To apply, please complete an expression of interest form illustrating how you meet the role criteria and along with your CV, send this to The Editorial Board in consultation with the Branch and YMC Committees will appoint Branch and Younger Member Correspondents.

        For further information, please refer to the full person specification, or email

        The Welding Institute

        Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL, UK

           +44 (0)1223 899000


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