QA Weld Tech celebrates 40 years

It’s our Birthday! 40 years ago our MD, Charlie Tighe, set up QA Weld Tech on the then new Riverside Park Ind. Est. Middlesbrough and we’re still going strong. Thanks to past and present employees for all your hard work and our great customers for all your support. Here’s to another 40 successful years!

Job Vacancy

Due to continued growth QA Weld Tech has a vacancy for a qualified Metallurgist. Reporting to our Welding Engineer the suitable candidate will liaise with material suppliers and customers, advising on material selection and suitability, compliance to specifications, and oversee metallurgical control of testing programmes. For further information please apply in writing via email to with CV and current salary. No agencies please.

Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards Approved

Two new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards have been published and approved for delivery of apprentice pipe and plate welders, respectively.

The new apprenticeship standards and assessment plans were developed with key involvement from a number of high-profile businesses, including BAE Systems, Doosan, Hutchinson Engineering, Severfield, TEI, GE, Rolls Royce, Pall UK, Hudson Swan, Graham Engineering, and QA Weld Tech.

The new standards are approved for delivery at level 3 and mean that apprentices should be able to register for these courses from September, 2019.

The whole process was overseen by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, who will assess the effectiveness of the apprenticeship standard and make any necessary revisions in due course.

QA Weld Tech are proud of participating in the creation of these standards and the role played in developing the next generation of competent welders

Offshore Europe 2019 – We’re exhibiting!



SPE Offshore Europe is recognised by offshore E&P professionals as Europe’s leading E&P event and this year it is being held at a brand new venue, P&J Live.  Opened summer 2019 the £333 million development replaces Aberdeen Exhibition Conference and Centre (AECC), with 48,000 square metres of world-class multi-purpose event space including, seven conference suites, three exhibition halls, nine meetings rooms, a superior 15,000 capacity arena, luxurious hospitality suites and a high-end 150 seater restaurant.

We’re excited to be part of the first Offshore Europe exhibition held in the new venue and our Technical Director, Richard Knowles, and our Business Development Manager, Andrew Dean, will be be on Stand 1AD70 to meet existing customers attending the event and to chat to potential new clients looking for information on how QA Weld Tech can assist them with their welding and fabrication requirements in the Oil & Gas Industry.


Good Luck Team Row 4 Victory

The Talisker Whiskey Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing. The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the World, starting from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands across to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua – a distance of more than 3000 miles. This year QA Weld Tech is sponsoring Team Row 4 Victory;  four fearless friends from Yorkshire who will be putting their physical and mental strength to the test when they compete in what has been described as “the World’s toughest endurance race” in aid of the British Legion and Soldier On!
The team unites a serving Royal Engineer, an ex-Royal Marine, a civilian and a serving Chief Technician in the Royal Air Force. They will attempt to cross the unrelenting seas and win the 4 man pure class race, smashing the current record. It’s in commemoration of 100 years since the end of the Great War that the lads are rowing for these two awesome military charities. Everyone at QA Weld Tech wishes Fraser, Will, Duncan & Glyn every success and we look forward to seeing them cross the finishing line in The New Year.

For more information on Row 4 Victory and how you can follow and support the team visit: