ROV Training – a Student Case Study
Argentinian Lisandro Peralta completed his 7-week Premium ROV training course at The Underwater Centre in June 2017 and tells us how he intends to use this to break into a new ROV pilot career.
“Always had an interest in electronics and new technologies”
With a keen interest in electronics, computers and new technologies, Lisandro decided to enrol on our Premium ROV course to enable him to start his journey to a ROV pilot career. His desire to work in a practical, hands-on and technological environment continues to motivate him.
As he says, “I came from a maritime background after serving 10 years as an Officer with the Prefectura Naval Argentina (Coast Guard) and have always had an interest in electronics and new technologies; so my decision to train in the ROV industry was driven by my desire to use my previous knowledge in a more practical and hands-on environment”.
It was Lisandro’s maritime experience and our international reputation that led him to The Underwater Centre. He continues, “The Underwater Centre was suggested to me by a Port State Control Officer in the Prefectura Naval Argentina (Coast Guard) as well as a friend who works for the South African Maritime Safety Authority”.
Lisandro received industry specific training on various subsea equipment and disciplines including Fibre Optics, Working at Height, Hydraulics Level 1, TITAN 4 Manipulator training plus High Voltage and Electrical Safety which will supplement his skill set when seeking employment.
“The Underwater Centre provided a very diverse learning environment with the latest technology… taught by world-class professionals”
When asked to comment on his experience of learning at the Fort William Centre, Lisandro praised the learning environment and industry specific equipment saying,
“I would rate The Underwater Centre 10/10 and encourage others to train here. You provided a very diverse learning environment with the latest technology used in the industry so as to equip students with the best knowledge and practical experience taught by world-class professionals”.
Training for a new career
Lisandro is looking forward to the challenge of a new ROV career providing an opportunity to work in the multi-disciplined subsea industry around the world.
We look forward to helping you in your career again soon, Lisandro!