31 January 2018

Apprenticeships for… Materials Testing

Our level 2 Non-Destructive Testing Operator and level 3 Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Technician Apprenticeships were launched at the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) national conference in September 2017, with both programmes offering certification in PCN & EN4179 to NDT level 2 standard. 

Designed by employers, for employers, the qualifications are proven to bring real, practical benefits – helping to address skills gaps and upskill existing workforces. 

We have established partnerships with two AO Approved Schools which are delivering specialist NDT training within our materials testing Apprenticeships – the world leading NDT training school IMechE Engineering Training Solutions (IMechE ETS) and Lavender International.

“We welcome Skills Training UK as part of the BINDT community and it’s great to see them proactively engaging with employers to develop apprenticeships and training programmes within the sector.”

Cameron Sinclair, BINDT chief executive

The Apprenticeships cover both classroom and online learning, as well as practical applications of NDT. This includes methods such as magnetic particle testing, ultrasonic testing and radiographic testing.

Our long-standing employer client GB Inspection Systems Ltd, which manufactures and designs ultrasonic probes and NDT accessories, was part of the trailblazer group that worked with the BINDT to help set the new Apprenticeships.

“The relationship we have with Skills Training UK has gone from strength to strength. They know exactly what we are looking for and understand the aims of our business."

Neil Smith, General Manager at GB Inspection Systems Ltd

Skills Training UK specialises in Apprenticeships for STEM sectors. We partner with employers of all sizes, from large scale organisations that pay the Apprenticeship Levy to smaller SMEs who want to upskill their workforce, to co-design and deliver bespoke training programmes that directly align with their business goals.

As well as materials testing, we also deliver Apprenticeships in business skills, quality and improvement, supply chain, information technology and digital marketing. 

Whatever your requirements – whether you’re looking to improve the skills of your existing workforce or want to inspire the next generation – our dedicated Apprenticeship assessors will be with you every step of the way to ensure your needs are being met.

Please call Skills Training UK’s employer helpline 0800 612 6224 or email us here for more information. 

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