Meet the Team
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
I served my electrical apprenticeship with Albright electrical, studying at Portsmouth Dockyard for my city and guilds. After a few years of working alongside council contracts I became self employed as an electrician which served me well until I found myself getting interested in Alarm systems. This then took me on to working for CIA in Waterlooville which gave me more verity, such as CCTV, access control and computer based alarm signal systems. At this point I had a family a took some time out exploring my passion for the bicycle industry and travelled the world for two years selling our own cycles and kids toys. This then became a strain on the family so I worked with the council once more as site manager for many schools in Hampshire whilst my kids needed me near by. Then went back to University to study product design and 3D printing and manufacturing.
Ivor went to sea at 16 and joined Shell Tankers as a cadet. He subsequently gained experience on various types of tankers, including gas carriers and chemical tankers, and achieved his first command at the age of 29. A graduate of Cardiff University, Ivor holds a degree in Maritime Commerce, which facilitated his move to a series of shore based positions including Operations Superintendent for Mitsui, where he was responsible for part of the Chemical Fleet and two Bulk Carriers, he also went on to join Fisher’s London Office as the fleets Commercial Superintendent. In order to show respect to his many good teachers, Ivor joined Solent University at Warsash Maritime Academy as a Law lecturer, where he completed an MSc and wrote a book entitled "Business and Law for the Mariner”. He recently took voluntary redundancy after being the course tutor on the virtual MSc in Shipping Operations, he currently teaches the Chemical, Gas and Oil Tanker courses for Bachmann Training Ltd.
In the past year or so I have been delivering HV courses based on the MoD HV Safety Rules JSP375 and the Health Technical Manual for High Voltage Safe Systems of Work. Hobbies and pastimes include the design and buid of sustainable "fail-safe" Aquaponics systems, rebuilding 4x4 vehicles and rustic African hardwood furniture.