Non-Destructive Testing Apprentice SPECIALITY STEEL UK LIMITED

During the Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Technician apprenticeship, the applicant will gain PCN qualifications that are internationally recognised. The applicant will also have the opportunity to shadow existing NDT technicians on and off site.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    There will be shift allowances paid depending on rotation pattern There will be yearly increases over the apprenticeship period

  • Working week

    This will be initially a day shift, moving onto a shift rotation to cover 24/7 operation of the business. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Individuals will be prepared with the skills and techniques to eventually take on a role within the NDT function.
  • They will use non destructive testing to evaluate the properties of the steel we produce for characteristic differences or defects.
  • They will shadow existing NDT technicians both on and offsite, building up experience hours towards PCN qualifications.


The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship programme is designed to gain skills and technical expertise to become a certified NDT Engineering Technician in three NDT Methods. This includes health and safety training, 1-to-1 mentoring, seminars, practical work experience sessions, and on-the-job training.

The candidates will keep records of their learning and experience throughout the programme and create a project report. The project will then be presented at the end-point assessment.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship scheme, further PCN qualifications may be gained. 

Qualifications include:

  • Internationally recognised certification in Level 2 NDT methods ie: Magnetic Testing/Penetrant Testing/Visual Testing
  • Non - Destructive Testing Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard qualification

What to expect at the end of your 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 where further qulifications can be gained.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

An 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. 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




Aldwarke Lane


S60 1DW

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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


Tracey Wilson

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

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