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Quality Inspector Apprentice Hydrobolt Ltd

An exciting opportunity to train as a Quality Inspector within an established company in Wolverhampton.

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Closing date: 13 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 40 hrs per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of the Quality Inspector is to ensure that all products including incoming and internally produced components meet the quality standards required by the customer and the organisation. Responsible for identifying and raising quality issues and to ensure a prompt resolution.

  • Perform regular quality checks and inspections by measuring dimensions using manual, electronic measuring instruments (micrometers, calipers, verniers, dial indicator, talysurf surface measurement, shadowgraph)
  • Carry out 1st off and last off inspections Monitor (physical/first hand) work in progress inspections
  • Stop production in the event of manufacture of unacceptable goods / processes
  • Assist the maintenance of the calibration system by ensuring all measurement equipment is registered and calibrated on time of due date
  • Liaise and effectively communicate with internal and external colleagues to resolve quality issues promptly and efficiently to prevent compromising quality and safety standards Experience within the fastener industry advantageous
  • Visually compare work pieces against one another to assess/detect manufacturing variations in processes
  • Assist and advise operators on part visual acceptability, and measurement and process procedures as required Reports and documents quality problems or findings to the Chief Inspector
  • Maintains record of inspections and prepares list of defects, interacts with other departments to ensure compliance with specification and to facilitate the acceptance of parts

Manufacturing Operatives working within an Inspection/Quality assurance role will when apprenticeship completed will have knowledge of:

  • The correct methods of handling and storing the samples
  • Where to obtain the necessary job instructions, inspection/quality procedures and product specifications that are used, and how to interpret them
  • How to identify which samples, products and materials do not meet the quality requirements
  • Procedures for the handling and segregation of defect components

Specific safe working practices and environmental regulations that need to be observed Skills that will require them to:

  • Obtain and follow the correct Job instructions, inspection/quality procedures and product specifications in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the inspection/quality assurance activity
  • Collect production samples at the required frequency in accordance with inspection specification and operating procedures
  • Carryout inspection and testing activities using the specified methods and equipment
  • Prepare, Handle, transfer and store samples safely and correctly in accordance with quality control procedures
  • Accurately interpret the data/results gained from the inspection and testing procedures being used
  • Record and report inspection findings to relevant person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience using computer and measuring equipment is desirable

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Good levels of concentration and attention to detail
  •  Is able to effectively communicate
  •  Punctual, reliable and takes responsibility for their own actions
  • Show respect for others, having regard for diversity and equality
  • Respond positively to change in the working environment
  • Integrates within the team and supports others
  • Can work independently and effectively in challenging situations
  • Maintains quality of work under pressure
  • An open and honest communicator
  • Listens to other people’s opinions
  • A positive and respectful attitude
  • Follows instructions and guidance and demonstrates attention to detail
  • Seeks opportunities to develop and adapt to different situations, environments or technologies

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in maths and English

Future prospects

  • The apprentice will be offered a permanent role at the end of the apprenticeship being successful

About the employer

Manufacturer and supplier of hot forged and bar turned special fasteners. Since1991, the company has been manufacturing high integrity special fasteners and machined components predominantly for the energy industries. As the company has grown and its facilities and employees developed, the quality of the products and service offered to customers has been raised too. Our products are increasingly used on more critical applications by a more demanding customer base. Extensive UK manufacturing facility houses various types of machines for producing special fasteners, including:

  • CNC machining centres
  • CNC lathes
  • Sliding head CNC’s
  • Semi-automatic bar fed lathes
  • Hot forges
  • Thread rolling
  • Centreless grinding


Hydrobolt Ltd


Monmore Business Park, Dixon Street



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Training provider


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


Lauren Childs

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing 
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing 
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing 
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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