Non-Destructive Testing Degree Apprenticeship Programme
Rolls Royce Plc
NDT is used across a wide variety of sectors and relies heavily upon Physics and Maths. NDT is vital to us in inspecting components across our Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems businesses, and we work with world-class universities and companies to ensure our inspection technologies are industry leading
- 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.
- You’ll spend time building your practical and theoretical knowledge of x-rays (radiography), 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 training facility
- You’ll gain manufacturing and laboratory experience of these methods along with quality assessment techniques, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience
- This apprenticeship typically lasts around 48 months.
- 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
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.
We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Beyond your academic qualifications, we'll be looking for evidence that you're creative, an agile thinker and genuinely enthusiastic about developing a career in engineering. For example, we'd like to hear about an engineering project you've done at school or work, or a club you've been involved with or in your spare time.
You’ll need to be someone who pays attention to detail and is self-motivated to deliver on project work. Your ability to deliver, what you say you’re going to do, on time, is important. As well as that you should be a strong team player who can lead and influence others, deliver fantastic work and be accountable for making decisions.
Two A-levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above, one A-Level (or equivalent) must include maths at grade C or above and either Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics or ICT at grade C or above (obtained or predicted). Alternatively, an engineering-focused including further maths Level 3 extended BTEC at DDM minimum. Plus, GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language grade C or 4 and maths, minimum grade B or 5. Creativity and an agile approach are also key to join us on this programme.
Non-Destructive Testing Engineer Level 6
Bachelor's degree in science (BSc NDT) or Bachelor's degree in engineering (BEng NDT)
apprentices without level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
Join us as a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineer, and you’ll feel that sense of pride too. Not least because we’ll give you the on-the-job training and hands-on experience you need to become a technical expert. More than that, we’ll support you to gain industry-recognised qualifications, and give you a competitive salary while you learn.
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