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Quality Control Chemist Apprentice AZTEC OILS LTD

This is an exciting opportunity to join the quality control team at one of the UK's leading specialists in high performance lubricant manufacturing.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 6am - 4pm week 1. Monday to Thursday 12pm - 10pm week 2

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Test and ensure the quality of incoming raw materials and the suitability for use in blending.
  • Test and ensure the quality of manufactured products once blended and/or filled.
  • Writing of blend sheets for the blending of product.
  • Communicate with Blending and Production staff to ensure product quality is always maintained to the highest standards.
  • Analyse samples and produce a Certificates of Analysis.
  • Ensure the quality of product on out-going tankers by analysing pot samples.
  • Produce any relevant paperwork to allow the dispatch of out-going product (Production filled or tanker).
  • Assist with support work, including supervision of batches in production, investigation of production problems, finding re-work outlets for redundant product.
  • Record keeping including batch sheets, BOM’s, works orders, loading sheets, procedures, calibration records and specifications.
  • Ensure retained samples are taken and the storage of these samples is maintained.

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Quality Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position with the company and potential opportunity to go on to study higher education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 in Engineering (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

A levels and or BTEC level 3 essential as this is a level 4 apprenticeship. Company work shift patterns so own transport required.

About the employer

Aztec Oils is one of the UK’s leading specialists in high performance lubricant manufacture and distribution for over 25 years. With a complete range of specialist products, we pride ourselves on being able to supply industrial lubricants for even the harshest environment whilst maintaining an exceeding level of excellence in both quality and performance.







S44 6BB

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Training provider



Sam Singh-Eyley

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Quality practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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