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Metrology Technician Apprenticeship – DePuy Synthes

Cogent Skills
Beeston, Leeds
£12,500 per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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The Apprentice will be working within a quality-controlled calibration and manufacturing environment. They will be required to undertake specific measuring tasks which support production. These tasks will include but not be limited to CMM measurements and all Inspection Measurement and Test Equipment used within Manufacturing areas.


Cogent Skills is currently working with Depuy to recruit and apprentice Metrology Technician to work within its quality-controlled Lab.

The Apprenticeship offered by DePuy Synthes blends on the job practical experience and a mixture of block release at college for theoretical learning. The company is committed to developing the talent of new employees.

Typical duties will be to:

  • Identify measurement needs and make informed decisions about the measurement process and timescales required, including selection of; tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programme.
  • Access and interpret information and documentation to support the measurement process including; data, manuals, specifications, catalogues, calibration certificates and computer-generated information.
  • Prepare the work environment and perform tests and checks on measurement tools, equipment, instrumentation, and software programs and determine suitability for use.
  • Take action when non-conforming tools, equipment, instrumentation, materials and software programs have been identified.
  • Plan and perform measurement tasks to ensure verifiable results, using measurement tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programmes, following specified procedures and methodology.
  • Retrieve, analyse, interpret, validate and record measurement results and data in line with specification.
  • Contribute to the production of records, reports and other measurement documentation.
  • Communicate relevant and specific information through various channels to meet customer requirement.
  • Comply with statutory regulations, national and international standards, industry and organisational procedures and requirements relating to codes of conduct when carrying out measurement task.
  • Comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation, regulation, standards, industry and organisational policies and procedures and requirements relating to safe working practice.
  • Comply with policies and procedures relating to the preparation, storage, standards, control and handling of samples, tools, equipment, instrumentation, and software programme.

The apprentice will be trained to work with specific machines and how to document the progress of their testing support in a way which is fully compliant with good laboratory practice. The apprentice will be expected to help with general day to day laboratory tasks e.g. laboratory tidiness, compliance documentation, health and safety.

From day one you will be working with qualified technicians helping you to develop your skills within a manufacturing environment. You will work in an energised and supportive workplace with a personal mentor and earn a competitive salary.


For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Leeds are working to build an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

DePuy Synthes, the Orthopaedic company of Johnson & Johnson is a leading UK manufacturer of world leading orthopaedic implants.

From development and manufacture through to supply, DePuy Synthes possesses all the technical knowledge and support resources to assure the success of the projects we are involved in, on a global scale.


Qualifications required:

To be eligible for this position you will need;

  • 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above including English, Maths and Science

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic and confident individual who has a high level of personal pride in their work
  • Positive attitude and results focused
  • Willingness to learn
  • Aptitude and passion for science and understanding how things work
  • Act professionally, ethically and conscientiously
  • Focus on quality and maintain concentration with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

Skills required:

  • Communicate effectively using a full range of skills
  • Work and interact effectively within a team
  • Time management and ability to complete work accurately to schedule
  • Work independently and take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks
  • Practical aptitude
  • Ability to handle change and respond to change management processes
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to approach problems in a logical manner


Level 3 Metrology Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Cogent Skills and DePuy Synthes have developed an ‘Apprenticeship Training Plan’ that describes the training the Apprentice will need to meet the Standard.

Delivery is a mix of day/block release, off-the-job training built in at the workplace. You will spend 20 % of your working time learning off the job training, of a three-year programme. Delivery models will be tailored to suit the company requirements.

The Apprentice will gain transferable core skills and knowledge. In addition; they will gain skills specific to the working practices of DePuy Synthes.


Annual wage will increase as you work toward completion of your Apprenticeship. If you demonstrate a pro-active practical aptitude with problem solving skills and are willing to accept responsibility, there may be great opportunities for progression within the company and potentially gain an engineering degree qualification.


  • Working within a heavily regulated environment requires strict adherence to in-house protocol and HSE legislation with a high degree of integrity and attention to details in all aspects of work.
  • This is a 3 year Apprenticeship with training up to Level 3 and on successful completion you will be able to perform at a high level of accomplishment
  • Please ensure you can travel to the company.
  • Cogent Skills is managing the recruitment process in partnership with DePuy Synthes. To ensure fairness and equality of opportunity, all applications must be made by completing the application on the Cogent Skills website. Those who have previously expressed an interest in DePuy roles must also apply in this way.
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