BachmannHR Group Limited

Meet the Trainers

Alan Mitchell

Alan was in the Merchant Navy from 1979 until 2011, Deck Cadetship  1979-1983, 3rd Officer 1983-1986, 2nd Officer 1986 - 1993, Chief Officer 1993 – 2011. Alan was trained on chemical tankers and has experience throughout his sea going career on small as well as large chemical tankers, clean and dirty product tankers from coaster to handy size, bitumen carriers, molten sulphur carriers, floating terminal and finally VLCC. He has gained limited experience on FPSO. My experience is both coastal and deep sea trades worldwide and also STS Operations.

Since coming ashore in 2011, Alan has gained experience in overseeing, liquid cargo transfer operations, at a marine terminal, as a Pollution Safety Advisor. He has also been involved in development of tanker courses using liquid cargo handling simulators as well as class room orientated maritime courses.


Keith Austin

Keith has over 20 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 & Safety Tutor with Naval Experience and extensive time spent In the Oil & 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 & NEBOSH.