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Quality Assistant Apprentice

£12,000.00 annually
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Assist with Quality administration functions. Specially those around incoming and outgoing certification, independent of department.

Control and manage the Calibration Register

Control and manage the Approved Vendor List

Carry out measurement and inspection of material if required

Assist with contract review and certification checks activities and deal with any quality issues generated to a satisfactory conclusion

Liaise with our sales team and engineers to ensure customer requirements are being met whilst carrying out overchecks

Carry out administrative duties as required within the quality department

One day per Week at Dudley College

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will gain Engineering manufacturing technician(level 4)

Which will include.

Read and extract relevant engineering and manufacturing related data and information (such as workplans/project plans ,schedules, drawings, specifications, production data, quality reports, costing data, statistical information) drawing accurate conclusions and making informed decisions.
Use project management tools, such as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT), stakeholder matrices, risk mapping, radar chart and summary risk profiles.
Use problem solving tools such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Fishbone, Practical Problem Solving (PPS) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).
Analyse and interpret data and information in order to generate manufacturing engineering documentation such as Parts Per Million (PPM) quality adherence, cost analysis and test data.
Communicate using the appropriate method for the audience such as, formal and informal presentations, written reports, verbal, electronic, social media and incorporating relevant and appropriate data and/or metrics.
Use the approved process and quality compliance procedure to create or amend engineering and/or manufacturing documentation.
Use lean tools and techniques, such as Six Sigma, 8 Wastes, Workplace organisation such as 5S's (sort, set in order, shine, standardise and sustain), Kaizen and Poka-Yoke (Error proofing).
Apply documentation control processes and procedures such as format, location, access, authorisation.
Use financial planning, recording and review processes and documentation such as departmental budgets, estimating, cost control, cost forecasting, and investment appraisal.
Use computer based software system/packages such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Data Analytics and Databases.

Higher National Certificate in Engineering

Level 4 Higher national Certificate in Manufacturing Operations

A day per week at Dudley College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The company are passionate about bringing new talent into the business. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a full-time position may be offered. This is at the discretion of the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Flexible


A Level or equivalent English (Grade pass) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade Pass) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

This is a really varied role for the right enthusiastic individual to really show what they can do, with opportunities to grow and develop within a team.
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