NDT Engineering Apprenticeship

Within the Nuclear Generation business there’s a team of 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.

What we’re looking for

• Three A-Levels, grade A to 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

Where we 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.

What’s in it for you?

• £13,900 a year with annual pay increases

• Travel cost reimbursement 

• Pension scheme

• 25 days’ paid holiday

• Flexible benefits package

• Wellbeing and support services


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 here.

Where you'll be based

You’ll be based in our Barnwood Office, Gloucester for the duration of your apprenticeship. 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 time away from your base location.

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Applications for this scheme are currently closed. Visit us again in Autumn 2019 for more information.