BachmannHR Group Limited

Meet the Team

Keith Austin

Keith has over 27 years at sea with companies such as Union Castle, Clan Line, Safmarine, Commodore, Sealink British Ferries and P&O Ferries (Dover & Portsmouth).  He started as Engineer cadet with Final Rank Chief Engineer.

Keith has over 10 years as Super­in­tendent Engineer with companies such as Red Funnel, Sealion Shipping & Cemex Marine and is an ex member of the High Speed Association.

Keith has been a Training & Business Development Manager with Flagship, Mabway Training and now Bachmann Training.  He has been working closely with Shaw Trust, Training, Mentoring and supporting Customers with I.T. Job Searching and Mock Interviews, who are seeking work.

Keith is a consultant for ECDIS, CEMAST and Bachmann Training and he is a member of IET, Inst L.M. and Inst Diagnostic Engineers.


Mike Dolan

Mike is our Lead Health and Safety Tutor with Naval Experience and extensive time spent In the Oil and Gas industry.

Mike delivers the First Aid, Manual Handling, COSHH, Noise, Risk Assessments and Site Supervisor courses (most of these are AoFA accredited).

Quali­­fica­­tions held are:-  State Registered Nurse, Offshore Medics Certificate, First Aid Tutor and NEBOSH.

Mike Dolan

John Prince

Following on from an Indentured Appren­­ti­­ceship with Vosper Thornycroft,­ John went to sea with BT Marine as an Electrical Engineering Officer on  their fleet of Cableships.­  He then worked ashore for a brief spell within the Service Engineering sector dealing with Punch-Press equipment in the Metalwork/­­Manuf­­ac­­turing area.

John gained valuable experience in maintenance, service and facilities engineering within British Aerospace, Southampton Airport  and Carnival UK. With 45 years experience, he feels it is time to pass on some of that well earned knowledge!. 

John has published his own book called "The Engine Room" which tells the story about his experience on board the ship.  https://­www.­amazon.­co.­uk/­Engine-Room-John-Prince/­dp/­1456773860

John Prince

Peter Mason

Peter is an electrical engineer and an ex Royal Navy instructor.

He has worked in the areas of telecoms and broadcast security and has a Masters Degree in computing.

Interests include: running, sailing and restoring classic cars.

Peter Mason

Phil Kendrick

Phil specialises in training 17th and 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, PAT Testing, Building Regulations, General Electrics, 2391 Test and Inspect plus 2399 Solar PV installation.

He also installs EV charge points and is a 'renewable' engineer, covering general maintenance  and repairs of Solar PV systems.

Phil Kendrick

Richard (Joe) Sloly

Richard has spent twenty two in the Maritime Industry at sea. For the last few years he has been teaching  STCW courses.  He qualified as an Instructor in 1996 and has since taken his teaching quali­­fica­­tions further with advanced courses which concentrated more on assessing instructors and maintaining standards.

Richard has completed a City and Guilds (Graduate ship) Leadership and Management, a City and Guilds (Graduate ship) Human Resources, an NVQ level 4 in Management and and Admi­­nis­­tra­­tion.

He has passed Instructor Training Courses, Instruction Techniques Assessors’ Course and Simulator Instructional Techniques Course. In 2015 he completed the IMO 6.09 and IMO 6.10 Train the Trainer and Simulation Trainer courses .

His interests include gardening, reading and running.


Courtney Wearn

Courtney is Bachmann Training's Business Admi­­nis­­trator  apprentice. She is currently studying for her Diploma in L2 Business Admi­­nis­­tra­­tion and has already achieved a L3 Emergency First Aid AoFa Accredited certi­­fica­­tion.

Courtney received a distinction qualification in English whilst studying at Fareham College. She is developing excellent IT skills and is conversant with Excel, Word and Powerpoint. In addition she manages the companies social media accounts and is responsible for liaising with clients when course bookings are made and preparing course material packs.

Courtney Wearn

Alan Mitchell

"Last  4 years since finishing my seagoing career from 1979 to 2014, I have been  developing and instructing tanker maritime courses.­ The last two and half years employed as a full time technical author and project manager, writing Cargo,­ Bridge and Safety operations manuals for tugs, conta­­iner­­ships and tankers. I relocated for this employment within Cheshire/­­Wirral as their office is located in Flintshire.

I  returned home to Water­­lo­­oville  July 2018 to resume developing and instructing  short courses in the UK and South Africa combined with technical authoring."

Alan Mitchell