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Jacobs Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Apprentice (Level 6) in Warrington, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

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At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way.

We are excited to be looking for an NDT Apprentice based in Warrington! You will work towards achieving a BSc Degree qualification.

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About the role

Jacobs are recruiting a Level 6 NDT Apprentice to work within the Materials Inspection Development Team and Inspection Validation Centre. Both these organisations are based on the Birchwood site near Warrington and undertake NDT development and Inspection Qualification activities in support of a range of industries.

The role offers a structured training program where the candidate will obtain a mixture of practical and theoretical training in a range of NDT methods. This training will be supported by significant periods of in-house experience in a range of high profile development and NDT qualification activities. During the training period the candidate will work towards a BSc Degree in NDT and will obtain PCN certification in a suite of NDT methods. The degree is delivered by remote learning from the University of Northampton.

The academic and practical training will be supported by industrial experience working in the Jacobs offices and experimental facilities. This work will support a variety of projects aimed at developing and verifying NDT applications for our customers.

  • Your contribution will ensure that Jacobs continue to meet customer requirements to support timely completion of ongoing projects whilst developing your knowledge and understanding of advanced NDT.

  • Reporting to Senior NDT Engineers.

  • Your technical knowledge, questioning attitude, delivery and customer focus will support your success in the role.

  • The role will provide exposure and personal development to the range of technical challenges encountered in the application of NDT in the nuclear industry.

Further information about this role will be available at the first interview stage.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 A Levels in including mathematics, English and a science subject.

  • Ability to learn new skills both in terms of theoretical understanding and practical implementation.

  • Ability to manage own time in order to combine learning requirements and project delivery needs.

  • A strong sense of team spirit, able to learn from and support colleagues to meet delivery objectives.

  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain Baseline security clearance (BPSS).

  • Energy, enthusiasm and good communication skills.

Desirable Skills & Characteristics:

You should be able to demonstrate that you are:

  • A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Proactive in nature who takes pride in ‘getting things done’ to a high standard.

  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in a career in engineering within the engineering & construction environment

The Essentials

Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.

It will be our Curiosity , Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.

As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Early Careers Programmes offer a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

Our Culture:

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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