V01992 - Advanced Apprentice Land UK Non-Destructive Examination BAE SYSTEMS PLC

In the role of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineering Technician Apprentice you be involved with a range of recognised NDT methods including ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle testing and dye penetrant testing. Our business relies on the accuracy of Non-Destructive Testing and therefore the importance of this role cannot be overstated.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a NDT Engineering Technician Apprentice your main responsibilities and duties for both manufactured and bought-in products could include but not be limited to:

  • Assisting with Non-Destructive Testing related projects.
  • Preparation of NDT written instructions and procedures.
    “Hands on”, supervised testing of munitions component parts.
  • Involvement in the development and installation of new equipment to meet the requirements of the business and the customer.
  • Assisting with awareness training and knowledge improvement in NDT.
  • Ensuring effective liaison with the other functions such as Manufacturing Engineering, Safety, Quality, Procurement and Logistics is used to successfully tackle production issues.
  • Liaison with specialist external test facilities as required for test and validation purposes.
  • Supporting improvement projects in respect of technical issues.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to:

  • Deliver your responsibilities efficiently and with integrity.
  • Show a positive attitude.
  • Work well within a team.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Time management.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Develop your organisational skills.

The training you will be getting

NDT Level 3 certification, in accordance with national and international standards, in the following methods:

  • Ultrasonic Testing.
  • Magnetic Particle Testing.
  • Dye Penetrant Testing.

The training and examination to obtain the relevant certification will be performed off site at recognised, accredited NDT training establishments.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent or a technical subject (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




BAE Systems

1 Radial Park Road


NE37 1PA


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Non-destructive testing engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024