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Quality / Inspection Engineering Apprentice LONE STAR LEEDS LIMITED

With a long-standing history and second to none apprenticeship programme, LoneStar is looking for the freshest engineering talent to join their Leeds operations. This apprenticeship leads you to become a skilled Mechanical Engineer within the Quality & Inspection Departments. So, are you ready for the commitment and challenge to succeed?

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is a starting rate based on applicants without any prior experience and/or attainment. This could change based on those factors. Incremental rises will be awarded on an annual basis, which will lead to a skilled rate salary.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 0730 - 1600hrs Friday 0730 - 1230hrs

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Purpose of the role:

The apprentice will be trained to become a member of our highly skilled team of engineers consisting of skilled millers, turners, fitters & grinders, and inspectors for potential future progression within the company.

Job Overview:

  • Approve finished products by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; returning products for re-work; confirming re-work
  • Keep measurement equipment operating by following operating instructions and advising the Quality Engineer / Senior Quality Manager should any repairs be required.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Retrain where needed to develop the business
  • Cooperate with the organisation, undertaking any other given role within their capabilities  


Experience that will be gained from your apprenticeship:

  • Ability to read and understand Engineering Drawings
  • Ability to use standard engineering equipment
  • Competent in the inspection of machined components
  • Ability to programme or run co-ordinate Mitutoyo CNC CMM measuring machines
  • Understanding of non-conforming product procedures
  • Ability to understand customer specifications
  • Ability to use Rockwell and Brinell Hardness test machines
  • Ability to use Faro Arms
  • Ability to use Trimos vertical Height Gauge

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training to be provided:

Engineering Technician - Technical Support Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Year 1 - 1 Day a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence - Mechanical)

Year 2 & 3 - 1 Day a week at Appris Training Centre, Bradford: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge - Mechanical)

Year 2 to Year 4 - Workplace qualification: EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Technical Support Technician (Quality)

Internal training, development and mentoring with highly skilled engineers in a variety of project and support based areas and other engineering related duties and requirements. 

In your 4th Year, you will continue to work towards your occupational competency in engineering and prepare for independent end-point assessments.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful apprentices can look forward to further learning and development, which can lead to internal promotion and increased pay.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Passion for engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade minimum of C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade minimum of C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade minimum of C/4 or equivalent) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (general or mechanical) (Grade Level 2 +) Desired

Things to consider

Off-the-job training is delivered at Appris Engineering Training Centre based in Bradford. Therefore, please ensure you can get to both Bradford and Leeds sites for the times stated.

About the employer

LoneStar Leeds is the unique integration of two world class brands, LoneStar LWD and LoneStar Grange, both with long histories dating back to the 1940’s The two companies were merged in 2013 to form LoneStar Leeds Ltd however their individual knowledge and expertise have been maintained by virtue of having two separate divisions, Precision Components and Sealing Technologies. From standard, off the shelf items to full turnkey manufacture of products and assemblies, LoneStar Leeds offers a wide range of products and services including CNC machining and its own in-house coating and plating facility, ensuring high quality components are consistently delivered on time.




Unit 2

Kitson Road


LS10 1NT

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Training provider




01274 668149

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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