0 Like Rolls-Royce Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - Bristol, UK

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions.

Starting salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol, Derby
Duration: 4 years

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer cutting-edge technologies to explore the possibilities of cleaner, safer, more competitive power. As a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering Degree Apprentice, you’ll carry on our reputation for technical excellence. Working in either our Civil Aerospace or Defence business, you’ll get on-the-job training, hands-on experience, plus all the support you need to gain industry-recognised qualifications, all while earning a salary.

Join us and you’ll be shaping the future – for yourself and our business – surrounded by brilliant individuals who’ll help to inspire, challenge, and support you to be yourself and at your best.

The programme

NDT is used across a wide variety of sectors and relies heavily upon Physics and Maths. 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. You’ll gain manufacturing and laboratory experience of these methods along with quality assessment techniques, providing a mix of both practical and theoretical experience.

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 rapidly detect 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. Some modules will be delivered residentially at Northampton University; other modules will be delivered via distance learning. 

What you'll need

3 GCSEs which must include Maths and Physics at grade 6/B and English Language at grade 5/B. 2 A-levels at grade B: one of these must be Maths and the second in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Engineering/IT-related Technology, or an additional Maths related subject. Or an Extended BTEC Level 3 in an Engineering-related subject, including Further Maths element, at DDM.

Beyond your academic achievements, we'll be looking for creativity and an agile approach. 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. And you must be a strong team-player.

What you’ll get

  • A competitive starting salary, with annual pay rises
  • Fully sponsored BEng (Hons) NDT Degree, plus internationally recognised NDT qualifications
  • The chance to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with the British Institute of NDT
  • Competitive pension and 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • Career support from day one

Applications open until Tuesday 28th February 2023

Assessment Centres will be running from January 2023 onwards

At Rolls-Royce, we recruit people based on merit, and regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation.


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