Materials Testing Apprenticeship


Materials Testing Apprenticeship Programme



Duration: minimum 18 months

Salary: 12,400 Annual wage

Location: A14 between Alconbury, Brampton, Godmanchester, Boxworth and Bar Hill

Requirements: GCSE C grade/above in English and Maths is preferable. Consideration given to those with good experience.


Programme Overview

This is a great opportunity to develop a career within the construction sector, offering you the chance to develop skills and specialisms that are highly sought-after.

Within this role you will develop an understanding and knowledge of the implementation of various methods to examine and test materials, including non-destructive testing (NDT).

You will carry out site and laboratory-based testing for concrete, bituminous material, aggregates and soils. The results of these tests will be used to improve the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use, and as a quality control check to make sure all materials comply with customer and contract specification. Your other duties will include:

– On-site material testing, assessing the strength and flexibility of materials when under stress.

– Compliance with the site quality system for the materials testing laboratory, developing an understanding of materials reporting.

– Analyse test results and produce reports that inform project engineers and managers against agreed deadlines.

– Maintain laboratory equipment and notify the laboratory manager of any defects requiring attention.

– Proactively communicate within the team to ensure effective performance.

– Carry out all work in a safe and diligent manner adhering to Balfour Beatty’s HSE Policy as well as understand and comply with all policies and procedures at all times.

– Be responsible for maintaining training records.


Training Overview

You will be required to participate in the formal apprenticeship scheme, as described above, which will include attendance at Youthforce training sessions to obtain formal academic qualifications required by the Balfour Beatty Apprenticeship Development Programme. You will be expected to:

– Understand and complete all work-related activities on time.

– Attend and fully participate in regular training, career and development reviews with line management, college staff, and other interested parties.

– Keep a work diary outlining their training progress throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

There will be training to ensure any testing is carried out according to UKAS guidelines.


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