Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Degree Apprenticeship - Derby

  • Employer Rolls-Royce
  • Job type Degree Apprenticeships
  • Salary £20,735 per year
  • Deadline 29/02/2024

  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Derby
  • Qualifications gained Degree
  • Date published 06/12/2023

Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Rolls-Royce develops safety critical, complex power and propulsion solutions for use in the air, at sea, and on land. We’ve designed the world’s most efficient large aero-engine, powered nuclear submarines, enabled land-speed records, and even supported NASA missions on the edge of space.

As a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering Degree Apprentice, you’ll help to maintain our reputation for technical excellence. Working in our Civil Aerospace business, you’ll get on-the-job training, hands-on experience, plus all the support you need to gain industry-recognised qualifications.

We have a long history of achieving extraordinary goals at Rolls-Royce. And the ways we’re changing to become an even more innovative, competitive, and sustainable business are no less bold. Join us and you can help transform the way we power, protect, and connect people, now and in the future.

The programme

Non-Destructive Testing is used across a wide variety of sectors and relies heavily on 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.
Across four years, 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, giving you an invaluable mix of practical and theoretical experience.

What you’ll do

You’ll be trained to lead your own technical projects and 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 along with the state-of-the-art technologies that enable us to rapidly detect defects, increase our throughput and reduce costs.

You’ll complete a variety of placements across our business, which will give you practical experience in 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 a BEng (Hons) NDT Degree at the University of Northampton. These studies will help you get to grips with the Maths, Electronics and Physics behind the methods you’re using. Some modules will be delivered residentially at Northampton University while others will be delivered via distance learning. 

What you'll need

  • Three GCSEs which must include Maths and Physics at grade 6/B and English Language at grade 5/B.
  • Two A-levels at grade B (obtained or predicted). 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.

Every bit as important as your academic achievements, however, are the personal qualities you bring to the role. Creativity and an agile approach are both important. You’ll also need to be someone who pays attention to detail and is self-motivated to deliver on project work.

Beyond that, you’ll need to be committed to delivering what you say you’re going to do and 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
  • 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • Competitive pension
  • A choice of voluntary benefits including discounts at nationwide stores, gyms, discounted health care, free digital GP, Cycle to Work scheme and more all available on our TotalReward portal
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Support from managers, leaders, mentors and other apprentices
  • Opportunities to develop beyond your day-to-day role and get involved in social activities
  • An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 29th February 2024 by 14:00 [GMT]

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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