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Engineering Technician - Quality Apprenticeship LIBERTY SPECIALITY STEELS

The QA Apprentice will support the Quality Team to ensure that the daily laboratory operations and quality control checks are undertaken to required standards, and in a timely manner.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year 1 £9999.50 Year 2 £12964 Year 3 £15868

  • Working week

    The role is Monday to Friday, (Monday – Thursday 7am – 3pm and Friday 7am – 2pm).

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To collect and test samples from the works ready for testing

Book in for tests ensuring sizes and tests required are entered

Ensure samples are sawn off to standard length and centre drill samples

Ensure machine samples are carried out to size depending on the starting diameter

Book in and prepare tests for external testing

Undertake Tensile Testing

Undertake Impact Testing

Undertake Hardness Testing 

Assist and support other areas that have quality issues, where directed by Line Manager or Management

Carry out routine tasks such as calibration and general housekeeping

Ensure all issues are reported to the QA Technician / Quality Manager in an urgent timescale

Assist daily QA operations / NDT operations if required

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

Engineering Technician (Technical Support) Level 3 standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of a full time post upon completion and future career progression/study.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must be aware that the role is within a steel manufacturing environment.

About the employer

At LIBERTY Steel UK we have a different approach. We’re breaking the mould in all the sectors in which we operate. We are a dynamic, agile business, challenging the assumptions that have for years held back UK engineering and metals sectors. We have a clear vision, and each of our businesses is proud to be part of realising that vision. Across our different business units we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows.




All Saints Road


WS10 9LL

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Training provider



Clare McAuliffe

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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