Role details

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineer Degree Apprenticeship - Washington

North East   •   £12,657 pa   •  Apprenticeship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • Spend time building your practical and theoretical knowledge of x-rays, ultrasonics, eddy currents, magnetic particle inspection and fluorescent penetrant inspection undertaking training courses in these five main NDT methods at a new state-of-the-art tra
  • Gain manufacturing and laboratory experience of these methods along with quality assessment techniques, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience.

About us

Our  high-performance,  integrated  power  solutions  are  at  the  cutting  edge  of  technology.  From  powering  huge  commercial  vessels  to  nuclear  submarines,  supersonic  fighter  jets  to  highly  efficient  passenger  planes,  or  rail  locomotives  to  luxury  yachts,  we  go  above  and  beyond  to  create  better.  

And  it's  all  thanks  to  our  people.  Whether  they  work  in  engineering  or  finance,  manufacturing  or  project  management,  our  50,000-strong  team  work  together  to  deliver  excellence  in  the  air,  on  land  and  at  sea,  to  customers  in  150  nations  around  the  world.

Why work for us

Joining  us  as  an  intern  or  graduate  means  you  could  be  working  on  awe-inspiring  innovative  projects,  driving  business-critical  initiatives  and  learning  from  world-class  professionals.  

Wherever  you  choose  to  hone  your  knowledge  and  develop  expertise,  you’ll  be  part  of  a  company  with  a  future  every  bit  as  exciting  as  its  history.

Job Description

Your  apprenticeship  will  give  you  exposure  across  our  business  as  you  learn  how  to  use  NDT  to  find  surface  and  internal  defects  in  a  variety  of  materials.

What  you'll  do
You'll  be  trained  to  lead  your  own  technical  projects  and  to  work  with  expert  mentors  to  develop  the  skills  you  need  to  thrive.  Your  role  will  see  you  selecting  the  optimal  NDT  method  and  conducting  tests  on  parts,  so  be  ready  for  practical  experiments,  project  planning,  resource  control,  problem  solving  and  gaining  technical  know-how.  You'll  also  learn  how  we  use  NDT  in  research  and  development,  and  have  the  opportunity  to  learn  about  state-of-the-art  technologies  that  enable  us  to  find  smaller-sized  defects,  increase  our  throughput  and  reduce  our  costs.
You'll  undertake  a  variety  of  different  placements  across  the  business  to  equip  you  with  practical  experience  in  the  various  NDT  methods.  You  can  also  expect  to  spend  some  time  in  our  offices,  solving  technical  issues  and  running  projects  to  help  our  internal  customers.  Throughout,  you'll  study  for  the  BEng  (Hons)  NDT  Degree  at  Northampton  University  getting  to  grips  with  the  Maths,  Electronics  and  Physics  behind  these  methods.  This  is  a  new  degree,  designed  by  Rolls-Royce  and  the  British  Institute  of  NDT.  Some  modules  will  be  delivered  residentially  at  Northampton  University;  other  modules  will  be  delivered  via  distance  learning.

The Successful Applicant

At  least  two  A-Levels  in  Maths  and  either  Physics,  Engineering,  Chemistry,  or  any  other  equivalent  Engineering  related  technical  qualification  at  grade  C  or  above.  
You'll  also  need  at  least  five  GCSE/Standard  grades  at  grade  A-B  (4)  which  must  include  Maths,  English  Language  and    Science.  
It's  important  that  you're  team-orientated  too,  as  you'll  spend  time  with  your  fellow  apprentices  embarking  on  outdoor  learning  courses  and  team-building  initiatives.

What's on Offer

• A  competitive  salary  starting  from  £12,657  a  year  which  will  increase  as  you  train  
• A  competitive  pension,  and  33  days'  holiday  per  year  (inclusive  of  Bank  Holidays)
• Career  support  from  day  one  
• A  Level  6  degree  apprenticeship
• Internationally-recognised  NDT  qualifications  to  NDT  Level  III
• You  will  be  able  to  apply  for  Incorporated  Engineer  (IEng)  status  with  the  British  Institute  of  NDT
• Skills  training  in  team  work,  management  and  technical  behaviours  through  our  Outward  Bound  and  STEM  activities  
Closing  date:  2nd  March  2018

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