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Quality Engineering Technician Apprenticeship RED DOT EUROPE LTD

Red Dot Europe design and manufacture air conditioning systems (HVAC) for off-highway, heavy construction, mining and agriculture vehicles. They have a 25,000sqft facility with 30 staff, with half being production-based and the other half, office-based. There is an opportunity for an apprentice to join the team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 07:30 - 16:45 (with a 30 minute unpaid lunch 12:30- 13:00), Friday 07:30 - 12:30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Through the course of the 3-year Apprenticeship programme and working at Red Dot Europe, you will learn to:

  • Use predetermined methods and develop new inspection procedures to evaluate conformance to requirements
  • Direct receiving inspection activities participate in quality review boards (QRB)
  • Conducts supplier and customer dimensional checks
  • You will be the first point of contact for Red Dot Supplier quality issues
  • Provide supplier and management interface as required
  • Input internal rejects into RDE’s WRO system. Performs internal line failure analysis, patrol inspections and QA Gate checks
  • Support production with the WRO process, analysing data and failures


Through the course of the 3-year Apprenticeship programme you will learn to:

  • Be knowledgeable with the policies, procedures and practices within RDE that enable system upkeep to ISO9001 & ISO14001 compiance level
  • Be competent with documented engineering systems: drawings, change notes and engineering specifications (ES) measurement tools etc.
  • Working towards being fully conversant with industry standards, participating in all production-related stages (PFMEA etc)
  • Be able to proactively support in design for manufacture and creation of working documentation from draft stages
  • Work closely with all departments ensuring production documentation is effectively maintained in a timely and controlled manner
  • Develop process and infrastructure to support ISO requirements and improve company efficiency
  • Participate in the inspection, testing and evaluation of all supplier products and services. Exercises independent judgment to accept or reject the product and interpret drawings
  • Participates in the disposition of all purchased materials found to be deficient
  • Create inspection instructions and visual aids to improve training and support Red Dot’s specifications
  • Participate in QRB/MRB/ERB review meetings with Engineering and Purchasing
  • Conduct ISIRs for all purchased, fabricated and assembled parts and units at Red Dot Europe
  • Assist with improvement activities in manufacturing, PPM improvement programs and other manufacturing-related activities
  • Assist with stock checks
  • Work with Purchasing and Stores to continuously assess the control of goods in the store's function
  • Review incoming goods inspection status
  • Perform Receiving inspection duties
  • Support RDE’s Corporate Quality System activities to ensure maintenance of ISO 9001 certification and other customer requirement certifications
  • Collect and analyse all production-related data to support quality indicators
  • Analyse failed parts to identify the root cause and determine liabilities
  • Perform final inspections


  • Will undertake a study of Work, Health & Safety and Engineering principles and practices
  • Will undertake practical activities in a wide variety of departments and disciplines
  • Will develop skills and knowledge of Quality Management Systems

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to use a computer and Microsoft Office
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written with colleagues, customers and suppliers

Personal qualities

  • Have an interest in the workings of the Quality Department
  • Be interested in Automotive and Industry Machinery
  • Self-starter
  • Practically minded
  • Attention to detail

Desired qualifications

  • Ideally, a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C/4 or above to include Mathematics and English

Future prospects

Red Dot Europe Ltd has a proven track record of successfully working with Apprentices. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to continually develop your skills and career prospects as part of the team.

Things to consider

You will need to be able to get yourself to West Suffolk College for day release and study.

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

Red Dot Europe design and manufacture air conditioning systems (HVAC) for off highway, heavy construction, mining and agriculture vehicles. Located just off the A14 at Whitehouse (Asda turn-off) we have a 25,000sqft facility with 30 staff, with half being production-based and the other half, office-based.




Red Dot Europe Ltd, 1 Goddard Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Suffolk College


Sam Ridgeon

Engineering Technician Level 3.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Oct 2022