UK training consultancy TEC Transnational - which trains engineers in sectors including aviation and defence - is celebrating training its 4,000th engineer.

West Midlands-based TEC was first set up in 1977 and is an ISO 9001 certified training provider audited by the International Aerospace Quality Group, the IRCA and TPAB. 

TEC’s qualified tutors deliver industry-certified courses designed to help engineers perform capable and value-adding audits, as well as develop their wider understanding of the design and implementation of modern (process-based) quality management systems such as ISO 9001:2015; AS9100; TS16949; and IRIS certifications; regulatory & customer approvals; SC21 recognition awards and quality/manufacturing tools & techniques.

As well as being an industry recognised badge of competence that companies can show to their Certification Bodies and customers, TEC courses also help engineers get to grips with customer satisfaction, risk-based thinking, effectiveness and continual improvement of processes, supplier review and the essential leadership role of top management.

Dr David Scrimshire, Managing Director of TEC, said: “I am delighted that we have trained our 4,000th person to date.  When you attend a TEC course you are not just getting a two-day course but 30 years’ practical experience combined with ongoing research and development. Because we are an approved training provider, you can be confident that your TEC course is certified and delivered by a qualified tutor.
TEC also evaluates its students learning and at the end of the course students are issued with a certificate that is both nationally and internationally recognised, which not only enhances the student’s individual CV but also boosts their company’s capabilities in the eyes of customers, both current and prospective.”

David, who has worked in the industry for over three decades is keen to highlight the pitfalls of booking employees onto uncertified courses run by non-approved training providers. 

He added: “The majority of training and consultancy companies out there are good guys, but businesses do need to be aware of the risks involved in booking onto uncertified courses run by companies that are not approved.  After all, no-one wants to waste their training budget, time or resources on a course that, at the end of the day, is not industry recognised with no guarantees as to the quality of the course or the qualifications of its tutor.  Sending employees on a certified course by an industry-approved trainer means you can shout about your competency and your customers will sit up and take notice.”

TEC has run more than 350 courses to date across the UK, Germany, United Arab Emirates, the USA and Russia.