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The NDT apprenticeship training programme prepares individuals with the skills and techniques to eventually take on a role within the NDT function. Non destructive testing is a testing and analysis technique used by industry to evaluate the properties of the steel we produce for characteristic differences or defects.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentices are contracted to a 36.5 working week. Year 1 - £9995 = £5.26 per hour. Year 1 - £9995. Year 2 - £12964. Year 3 - £15868.

  • Working week

    36.5 hours per week. Working shifts, days and times to be discussed during interview stages.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Generally the following duties would be carried out within the role while under supervision

• Carrying out inspection using different NDT methods to reveal any defects on the external surface of the products.
• Using techniques to interpret the data collected from the tests carried out
• Carrying out visual examinations of the product
• Operation of specific test equipment
• Marking any defects found and following the necessary procedures to rectify the defects
• Creating reports detailing the findings from the inspections
• Preparing materials for presentations of results from inspections and recommendations for rectification of defects
• Reading and interpreting technical drawings and standards for the products requiring inspection.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Non-destructive testing engineering technician level 3. 

All training & learning will be delivered on site. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

All our apprentice contracts are a minimum of three years in duration. It is expected that once the apprenticeship has been completed within the three years, the apprentices will apply for their first substantive position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Keen, Enthusiastic, Self Motivated, Good Communicator, Good time keeper, Confident, Team player, Interest in materials, Interest in metallurgy, Genuine aptitude, Computer Literate, Interest in Science


GCSE or equivalent Maths, Science and English (Grade C/5 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentice, you’ll enjoy the same range of benefits as other employees from day one. These include: • Generous paid holiday allowance • Family friendly benefits • Discount schemes • Potential for sponsorship towards professional qualifications • Opportunities to join CSR and social activities We offer fixed 35 days holiday per year (April -March). Apprentices generate 2.91 days holiday each month. Understanding of the steel industry and associated processes is desirable.

About the employer

LIBERTY Steel UK is the third largest steel manufacturer in the country, with a footprint that covers nine sites across England, Scotland and Wales. It employs nearly 3,000 people and has an annual steel rolling capacity approaching three million tonnes. With steelmaking heritage dating back to 1842, LIBERTY Steel’s sites in the UK have a wealth of expertise thanks to our team of metallurgists, steelmakers, engineers and technicians. Our capabilities range from electric arc, vacuum induction melting, mill processing and value added services. The business manufactures and distributes products supplied mainly into the aerospace, construction, automotive, oil and gas and energy industries domestically and overseas to over 60 countries. The UK business sits within LIBERTY Steel Group, which is the GFG Alliance’s global steel manufacturing arm. With a total rolling capacity exceeding 18 million tonnes it is one of the top 10 producers globally, excluding China. Liberty Steel UK is playing an active role in meeting the group’s global ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030. Its Speciality Steels business in Rotherham uses an electric arc furnace – a less carbon-intensive form of producing steel than blast furnace production – to melt scrap steel for rolling into downstream products for a range of high-specification industries including oil & gas and aerospace. The UK business also has plans to create a GREENSTEEL hub at its Newport site using renewable energy from sister company SIMEC Atlantis’ Uskmouth biomass plant to power a new electric arc furnace.




Liberty Steel

Alrdwarke lane


S65 4JZ

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Training provider



Josh Morgan

07881 372 296

Apprenticeship standard

Non-destructive testing engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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