AIS reaches finals in global welding awards


Industrial training specialist, AIS is a finalist in a global welding competition to identify and reward the best companies in the welding industry.

AIS Training was shortlisted from hundreds of other UK and international companies to become one of the finalists in the World Welding Awards 2018, in the category of best training provider.

The honour is well-timed. Over the past three years AIS Training has invested upwards of £1.5m in its welding training provision. As well as investing in new state-of-the-art facilities, AIS Training has expanded its training portfolio to offer coded welding courses, pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships, from basic level up to the highest international industry standards and in all processes including Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Metal Active and Metal Insert Gas (MIG/MAG) and Manual Metal Arc (MMA).

It is also the only place in the UK to have a Zurich-accredited welding surveyor onsite to witness all coded tests meaning it can offer welding training and testing together in one location.

In addition, the company recently unveiled a new underwater welding tank where qualified divers can learn how to weld underwater – a skill used in the sub-sea, marine and oil and gas sectors.

Welding trainee at AIS

Charlie Guthrie, group marketing manager at AIS said: “We are delighted to have reached the finals in this prestigious competition, particularly as it is voted for by people in the welding industry.

“In developing our welding offer, we listened carefully to what companies and individuals need from welding training and created a unique, ‘one-stop-shop’ which offers bespoke welding solutions across every level and sector. No wonder people are flocking from all over the world to come here. Welding skills are much in-demand and there are huge skills shortages across sectors like manufacturing. Coded welders in particular are highly prized by employers because the ‘coding’ or testing provides assurance that the person can perform at that level.

“We are helping companies address their needs and are delivering highly skilled, competent welders for the future. We are now looking forward to the finals of the competition in April where we will find out if we’ve secured the top spot.”

For more details on the wide range of welding training and services now offered by AIS please visit or call 0844 800 1810