Apprentice Engineering Quality Technician Hardide Ltd

Engineering apprentice required to work in the quality department inspecting customer components and ensuring customer specifications have been met.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week, days to be decided at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible and work in a safe manner.
  • Support and work to 5s systems as applicable
  • Measuring of components using CMM equipment
  • Measurement of components using hand held equipment
  • Measurement of components for surface finish
  • Evaluation of components using visual examination against standards
  • Support calibration activities for company  equipment
  • Completion of works records and inspection data
  • Working with customer component drawings and engineering  drawings
  • Control of quarantined parts and support of corrective action systems
  • Assisting the Quality Engineer in the running of the Quality department
  • Maintain attendance & progress on the NVQ course or training equivalent as applicable.
  • Completing the framework of the course as per the time line it requires.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keen to learn and demonstrates a level of commitment to their own development
  • Uses initiative in achieving desired outcomes
  • Communicates effectively
  • Making informed decisions and uses judgment
  • Takes care in performing tasks ensuring work is of a high standard
  • Prioritises and manages own time and resources in delivering on commitments
  • Working effectively as part of a team to enable and support collaboration
  • Understands and can comply with the health, safety and environmental requirements of Hardide processes
  • Good team working and communication skills 

Personal qualities

The successful individual in this role must have a demonstrable problem-solving capacity, which requires a detailed and attentive personality. Hardide is a fast-paced growing business that is constantly introducing new products to the process, the successful candidate should be able to help plan and perform the work to an agreed timetable in pressing production environment. They must have the ability to work alone as well as in a team and possess good communication skills.

Qualifications required

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

The possibility of a full time post on completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Must be able to work in the UK with no Visa restrictions. From the 1st October 2015 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been introduced for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new rate is £3.50 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

About the employer

Hardide is a growing technology-based company, which develops, manufactures and applies nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings to a wide range of engineering components. The Group's patented CVD technology is unique in combining abrasion, erosion and corrosion resistant properties in one coating. When applied to metal components used in aggressive environments, the technology provides dramatic improvements in component life resulting in cost savings through reduced downtime and increased operational efficiency. Customers include leading companies operating in oil and gas exploration and production, valve and pump manufacturing, nuclear, advanced engineering and aerospace industries.


Hardide Ltd


7-11 Wedgwood Road


OX26 4UL

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations
  • NVQ Level 3 Engineering
  • BTEC Diploma in Engineering
  • Functional skills
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Oxford College


Ciera Kent 01865 551881

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017