Welding Inspection Services Ltd

NDT Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is an engineering science-based profession that requires competent Engineering Technicians to inspect materials, welds, components and plant to verify their integrity without rendering them unfit for further service. The role involves technical supervisory responsibility for NDT Operators and other junior staff within the organisation.

Occupational Profile
NDT uses various methods, such as ultrasonics, radiography and infrared thermography, to detect cracks and other imperfections in manufactured components, including those that have been in service for a period of time. The results of inspections are taken at face value and, therefore, specialists rely on NDT accuracy when deciding whether to operate, repair or replace a component. The importance of the role of the NDT Engineering Technician cannot, therefore, be overstated. The NDT Engineering Technician will  work in  industries, such as aerospace, motorsport, power generation, manufacturing, railways, oil & gas, marine and construction. Real-life examples could include inspecting airframes and engines, submarines and nuclear reactors or other safety-critical components. The NDT Engineering Technician will oversee, validate and audit by re-inspection the work of NDT Operators and manage projects and specific areas of work. The NDT Engineering Technician will hold three NDT certificates (mapped to engineering registration at the EngTech level). The NDT Engineering Technician will have transferable skills that will include a broad knowledge of engineering principles and manufacturing processes.

 Apprenticeship Level
This is a Level 3 apprenticeship. 

Entry Requirements
Apprentices are to have a minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including English and Maths. Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. There is also a requirement to have good aided or unaided eyesight, to satisfy the mandatory NDT eyesight test, and to have appropriate physical fitness in order to operate in industrial environments.

For further information contact: cathy@weldinginspectionservices.com

Link to Professional Registration
This apprenticeship meets the requirements for Engineering Council registration at the Engineering Technician level.

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The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 36 months.