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Materials Testing Technician Apprentice

Tiro Training Ltd
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
£23,500 per year
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Science / Research
Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months

Job Details

Working for Element

The High Wycombe facility specializes in product and materials testing and is UKAS accredited to undertake testing for fire resistance, smoke leakage, structural integrity and performance, acoustic testing of building components, mechanical testing of construction products (specialising in timber and fasteners) and pre-completion air leakage and sound insulation testing of buildings.  Located just 35 miles west of London, we have been providing testing services to the construction industry for over 40 years.

Everyone at Element lives and breathes three core values. In our day-to-day work, we are guided by our values of Integrity, Care, and Progress.

The Package
At Tiro, we make great things happen for people. And that starts with you. In this role you’ll receive:

  • Starting salary is £23,500 per year
  • Workings hours are 40 hours per week 
  • Monday – Friday (Shift patterns including: 9am – 5pm; 7am – 3pm; 12pm – 8pm)
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programmes
  • Regular training and CPD opportunities 

We are not your average TIC company and pride ourselves on putting integrity, progress and care at the core of everything we do.

What will I be doing as an apprentice?

Under the supervision of the under the supervision of the Lead Technician, you’ll perform prepare for and conduct fire resistance tests, alongside maintaining the testing/safety equipment and laboratory to a standard suitable for the testing undertaken.

Main duties and responsibilities


  • Fabrication of supporting constructions for test specimens
  • Fabrication of specialist constructions required for tests
  • Installation of test specimens
  • Instrumentation of test specimens
  • Conduct tests
  • Demolition and disposal of test remains
  • Maintenance of laboratory, test equipment and safety equipment

This opportunity is a great way to begin your journey with Element by gaining real-life work experience while you study for a nationally recognised qualification. We'll support you at every stage throughout your apprenticeship, providing you with the opportunity to learn new skills and get stuck in with some exciting projects.


Tiro is a leading training provider for science and technology apprenticeships.

We’ve been helping hungry apprentices to join ambitious businesses since 2005.

At Tiro, we really believe that great apprenticeships help everyone. An apprentice can re-energise their employer’s business by injecting new blood. That’s why we only work with the very best candidates.

We’re picky about the employers we’ll work with too. They have to be prepared to nurture every apprentice. That way, everyone benefits.


How does it work?

As an apprentice, you’ll work for an employer while pursuing a nationally recognised learning programme.

You’ll spend most of your working time learning the ropes in a hands-on role, with the help of colleagues and mentors. You’ll also spend a fifth of your time focused on the formal learning elements.

By the end of the programme, you’ll have developed the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you’ll need in your chosen field.

Who will support me?

Your expert Tiro tutor will lead you through the learning programme, which combines academic, practical, and technical training. This integrated learning allows you to put theory into practice, both on and off the job.

You’ll have a combination of live online training, progress reviews every ten weeks, and additional regular catch-ups. Face-to-face meetings are usually held at your workplace, with video calls in between.

Your ‘on the job’ training will be overseen by a mentor, who will make sure you are supported and developed at work.

How long will I be an apprentice?

Your apprenticeship will last between one and four years, depending on the programme.

As with most jobs, this will be subject to a probationary period where you’ll need to meet certain standards of performance, professionalism, and punctuality.

Some apprentices go on to a higher-level apprenticeship programme once they’ve qualified, so you could potentially be an apprentice for several years.

Interested in finding out more? Head over to our career page

Take your next step today!


Company info
01273 776779
Suite 14D
Faraday Wharf
Holt Street
East Midlands
B7 4BB
United Kingdom

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