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Engineering Quality Assurance Technician Apprentice Prima Cheese Limited

We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Quality Assurance team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for a Quality Assurance Technician Apprentice who will support the Quality department. Duties will include line checking, and good hygiene control checks.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday 9.00am - 4.30pm, Wednesday 9.00am - 4.30pm, Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm and Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    46 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Quality Assurance team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for a Quality Assurance Technician Apprentice who will support the Quality department in the general duties.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Production Line Checks 
  • Temperature Checks
  • Knife Control
  • Good Hygiene Practices control
  • Plaster Control
  • Traceability Support

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Problem solver

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work autonomously but also to be a team player
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Approachable 

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE’s including Maths and English at grades 9-4 / A-C or equivalent.

Future prospects

Possibility of permanent employment and going on to complete further qualifications.

Things to consider


  • No weekends
  • Monday to Friday working hours with 4.00pm finish on a Friday
  • Own car parking space in our private car park
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Tea and Coffee

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

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About the employer

Here at Prima Cheese we are proud to have a strong family heritage which has been the backbone of our business since day one. Providing solid values which are prominent through the entire structure of the organisation, and the day to day running of the company. When you join Prima Cheese, you become a part of the family. We value our people and the work they do.

We believe in giving our employees the opportunity to grow within the company. Many of our Production Managers and Supervisors have been promoted internally and employees developing their skills across different departments is encouraged. We have implemented training programmes for our management teams varying from a Level 2 Management training programme up to a Level 5 Qualification from the Chartered Management Institute.


Prima Cheese Limited



Seaham Grange Food Park, Partnership Court



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by East Durham College


Emma Norbury 0191 5185587

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required - if not required, Maths and English upskill will still be provided but you do not need to sit an exam
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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