Overview

Within the Nuclear Generation business, as part of the Structural Integrity team, there’s a small team of around 20 engineers responsible for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Remote Operations activities for our power stations.  They provide inspection, materials, structural analysis and plant lifetime management services to ensure the safe, reliable operation of our nuclear power stations.

Join this apprenticeship and you’ll follow the Non-Destructive Testing Engineer Apprenticeship Standard, spending four years learning from industry experts, whilst studying for a BSc Degree in Non-Destructive Testing.

Requirements

  • 3 A Levels, grade A-C , including maths and a science or engineering subject or a minimum of three NDT Level 2 methods
  • Enthusiasm to gain NDT experience
  • Knowledge of related safety and quality assurance standards
  • Motivation, drive and commitment to develop a career with EDF Energy

Duration

4 year scheme

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More detail

NDT is an engineering science-based role where Engineers inspect materials, welds, components and other parts of plant to verify their integrity, whilst ensuring they are still fit for further service. 

Working in the Inspection Group, you’ll learn to take a lead role in the development and application of the NDT techniques undertaken on our nuclear power stations. The role is operationally focussed and will include the use of automated and manual inspection systems.  

On the apprenticeship, you’ll develop the skills to:

  • Carry out NDT in all methods in support of our plant

  • Manage manual and automated NDT both during and outside of outage periods

  • Development and application of specialised and automated NDT methods

  • Generic and Strategic NDT development

For more information about NDT, visit the apprentice section on the British Institute of NDT website. http://www.bindt.org/education-and-training/Apprenticeships/ndt-engineering-technician-apprenticeship

Where it could take you

Once you’ve completed the scheme, you’ll have both academic qualifications and years of experience within EDF Energy. That means you’ll be in the best possible position to continue your career and secure a permanent position - your future will be yours for the taking.

Where you’ll be based

You’ll be based in our Barnwood Office, Gloucester for the duration of you apprenticeship. 

You’ll study for your degree through distance learning and your apprenticeship will be delivered by a training provider approved by the British Institute of NDT.

You’ll also get the opportunity to visit all of our nuclear power stations and partner companies and organisations that we work with.  This may involve potentially long periods away from your base location.  It’s also worth noting that some of the work on our power stations may involve working at heights, in confined spaces and radiological areas.

What’s in it for you

As you learn and develop on the apprenticeship scheme, you’ll be taking home a salary which will grow as you gain more experience. You’ll also be entitled to join the EDF Energy pension scheme; have access to a range of flexible benefits; receive 25 days holiday, with an additional 8 public holidays and benefit from excellent career development opportunities.

From your time on the scheme, you’ll have completed the Non-Destructive Testing Engineer Apprenticeship Standard and hold a BSc Degree in Non-Destructive Testing – which will be accredited or approved by the British Institute of NDT, you’ll also be able to apply for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and membership of the British Institute of NDT.

Applying

Applications open.

Applications open
Apply now

Applications open.