Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineer Degree Apprenticeship
NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP
Develop skills that drive innovation
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
You’ll need to be able to lead your own technical project and work with expert mentors to develop the skills to complete it. Your role will see you selecting the optimal NDT method and conducting tests on parts – so be ready for project planning, control of resources, problem solving, quality assurance 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 or costs.
Key skills for this role will include team working, influencing, leadership, a focus on delivery and after appropriate training and mentoring take accountability for technical decision making.
WHAT YOU COULD BE DOING:
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a group of techniques which rely heavily on physics and maths to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. This is highly valuable, as they can save both money and time in product evaluation and research. At Rolls-Royce, we use NDT to inspect components across our civil and defence aerospace, nuclear and marine businesses.
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, supported by our experts.
There are five NDT methods in total: x-rays, ultrasonics, eddy currents, magnetic particle inspection and fluorescent penetrant inspection. You will undertake training courses in all of these methods at a new state-of-the-art training facility in Wales – the perfect way to build your practical and theoretical knowledge.
You will also go on a variety of placements across the business, including time spent gaining hands-on experience on the shop floor and in manufacturing facility laboratories, along with office-based placements where you will help solve technical issues and run projects to help internal customers.
At the same time, you will be working towards an NDT degree, which will involve you learning the maths, electronics and physics behind NDT methods. This is a new degree, designed by Rolls-Royce and BINDT. Some modules will be delivered residentially at Northampton. Other modules will be delivered via distance learning.
You’ll also gain internationally recognised qualifications, such as British Standard EN:4179 and ISO:9712.
By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have acquired the skills you need to lead your own technical projects, and will be adept at selecting the optimal NDT method and technique to inspect components. You will also have learnt how to innovate and use state of the art technologies that enable us to find smaller sized defects, increase our throughput and reduce our costs. You will have developed transferable skills that will include a broad knowledge of engineering principles and manufacturing processes.
We open for applications: 4th October 2017 – 2nd March 2018.
We assess candidates throughout the year, so you may find there is some time between submitting an application and your assessment centre. These will be run between December 2017 and March 2018.
WHERE YOU'LL BE BASED:
Bristol, Derby, Hucknall, Washington (UK)
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