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Rolls-Royce Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - Derby, UK ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts will generally be 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, but this will vary depending on your role and apprenticeship route.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You’ll be trained to lead your own technical projects and to 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 and have the opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art technologies that enable us to rapidly detect defects, increase our throughput and reduce our costs.
  • You’ll undertake a variety of different placements across the business to equip you with practical experience in the 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 the BEng (Hons) NDT Degree at Northampton University, getting to grips with the Maths, Electronics and Physics behind these methods. Some modules will be delivered residentially at Northampton University; other modules will be delivered via distance learning. 

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

  • BEng (Hons) NDT Degree, plus internationally recognised NDT qualifications
  • The chance to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with the British Institute of NDT
  • Off-The-Job-Training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If you successfully complete your apprenticeship you can continue into a long an successful career with Rolls-Royce or you will gain skills to support you in a number of roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 5/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6/B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Physics (Grade 6/B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade B) Essential
A Level or equivalent Please see subject list on the career page (Grade B) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 engineering based extended diploma (Grade DDM) Essential

Things to consider

3 GCSE's which must include Maths & Physics at grade 6/B and English Language at grade 5/B. 2 Alevels at grade B: 1 must be Maths, a second from the following - Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Engineering/IT related technology or an additional maths related subject. OR BTEC level 3 engineering based extended diploma INCLUDING further maths at DDM

About the employer

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer cutting-edge technologies to explore the possibilities of cleaner, safer, more competitive power. As a Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprentice, you’ll get to work alongside world-class engineers as you help us work towards that goal. Our Manufacturing Engineers develop some of the most advanced manufacturing processes in the world. Turning our designs into reality, you’ll learn from engineers, customers, suppliers and operations specialists. Join us and you’ll be shaping the future, surrounded by experts who’ll help to inspire, challenge and support you to be yourself and at your best.




Wilmore Road


DE24 9BD


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Non-destructive testing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through our website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023