About us

Empowering Excellence in NDT. We offer Top-Tier Training and Certification from Industry Experts.

Our History

Established in 1986 by Eric Guest, the company saw a seamless transition of leadership to his daughter, Elaine MacDonald, in 2012. After a dedicated 12 years of service, Elaine retired from SANDE, and in April 2024, Abbey Knight acquired the company, poised to steer it towards a promising future.

Our Vision

To be an innovative leader in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) education, fostering a culture of excellence and confidence in the technicians we train.

We envision a country where our graduates set the standard for quality and reliability in NDT, ensuring the qualifications that they hold are in high demand across all relevant industrial sectors.

Our commitment is to foster a learning environment that emphasises safety, precision, and continual improvement, ensuring our graduates are recognised as leaders in NDT nationwide.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) training that empowers individuals with the technical skills and theoretical knowledge essential for excellence in the industry. We are dedicated to delivering comprehensive, hands-on education through experienced instructors and industry relevant technology. By fostering a culture of safety, accuracy, and continuous learning, we aim to produce proficient professionals who uphold the highest standards in NDT and contribute significantly to the advancement of the field. Through our accredited training programs and experienced instructors, we strive to elevate the standards of NDT practices at all stages

Our Lecturers

At SANDE, we take pride in offering top-notch Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) training, led by a team of expert lecturers with over 75 years of combined experience in Aerospace and General Industry. Our instructors bring unparalleled expertise, hands-on experience, and industry recognition to every training session, ensuring you receive the best education possible with relevant practical examples.

Accreditation & Affiliation