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Apprentice Quality Assurance Administrator Xcel Aerospace Ltd

An interesting and varied apprentice role for an apprentice in an established aerospace manufacturing organisation.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (includes 30 minute unpaid lunch break) Friday 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Candidate to be a self-motivated individual who will learn to coordinate a number of tasks with the aim of achieving best practice and results.

The role involves assisting with the daily maintenance key aspects of the quality control and assurance system within a precision manufacturing business and occasionally helping the sales team with order entry and other sales related activities and the quality inspection team during busy periods and covering holiday.

If you are looking for an exciting, dynamic and friendly working environment and a rewarding career, then we would like to hear from you!

Provide administrative support to the Engineering & Quality Manager and Technical Administrator by helping to:

  • Update / maintain the calibration register for all measuring equipment
  • Raise purchase requisitions for all measuring equipment replacements
  • Update all data systems required to generate monthly analysis data
  • Update all monthly analysis data KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Update all factory visual management boards as required
  • Process all customer information requests such as vendor surveys
  • Raise paperwork for supplier rejects
  • Supplier/ subcontractor certification record updates maintained
  • Communication across all levels as required
  • Helping in Quality Inspection when needed

Provide adhoc support to the Sales Team by helping to:

  • Answering the door to contractors and visitors
  • Franking post, receiving and distributing post
  • Process and load sales order onto the system.
  • Answering the phone and taking messages

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Office administration
  • PC skills including MS Office in a work environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Organisational and multitasking skills
  • Team interaction and communications

Personal qualities

  • Flexible and willingness to help
  • Good team working skills
  • Work on own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • Maths, English and Science 4/C and above or equivalent

Future prospects

After completion of the apprenticeship you will be able to apply for the following roles within the aerospace sector or other engineering environments:

  • Mechanical Inspector
  • Quality Administrator

Things to consider

  • 50% computer based

About the employer

Xcel Aerospace Limited is an established and successful organisation based in Romford, Essex. 

With over 40 years’ experience, we are a leader in delivering manufacturing excellence within the global aerospace market.

We support our customers in reducing supply chain risk by providing high quality components and assembly parts, on time, in full and at competitive prices. Enabling our customers to perform, grow, and together deliver excellence.

The organisation is growing, so we are looking for like-minded individuals to train on apprenticeships who share our vision to deliver excellence in all that we do.


Xcel Aerospace Ltd


Ashton Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Essex College


Diane Ridgley 07855701273

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Mechatronics (Product Design Pathway) Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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