Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Apprentice APPLUS UK LTD

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: 04 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours will vary (TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will assist qualified Technicians in carrying out NDT inspections in the relevant methods of vessels, pipework, structural steelwork etc. in accordance with company or client instructions utilising appropriate NDT techniques including:

  • Ultrasonics
  • Magnetic particle flaw detection
  • Dye penetrant
  • Visual inspection
  • Radiography
  • Welding inspection
  • Advanced NDT methods

You will learn and understand all current company, client or legislative requirements affecting NDT techniques and conduct all work in accordance with them.

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 can be gained. 

Qualifications include:

  • Internationally recognised certification PCN Level 2
  • Non - Destructive Testing Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The candidate will be a fully qualified NDT Technician at the conclusion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Punctual, Reliable


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

About the employer

Applus+ is a worldwide leader in the testing, inspection and certification sector. We are a trusted partner, enhancing the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations and improving their environmental performance. Our innovative approach, technical capabilities and highly-skilled and motivated workforce of over 23,000 employees assure operational excellence across multiple sectors in more than 70 countries.




Unit 2

Brinell Way

Hafreys Industrial Estate

NR31 0LU

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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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