Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineer Degree Apprenticeship
Starting salary £13,532 pa
Our reputation for technical excellence is a defining part of our heritage and something we’re immensely proud of. 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.
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.
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.
What you’ll get
- A competitive salary starting from £13,532 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.
Roles available at our Derby site
What you’ll need
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.
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.
Who we are
Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1.4 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 54,500 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.
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.