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Engineering Technical Support Technician - Quality / Inspection Apprentice BOWERS METROLOGY LIMITED

Bradford based Bowers Metrology is looking for dynamic people to join their ever-growing team of highly skilled engineers. To enhance their highly skilled staff, they are looking for another apprentice to join their busy quality control team. This is a fantastic engineering career opportunity for anyone looking at high-end engineering.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive annual increases

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 07:45-16:30, Friday 07:45-12:45

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The Technical Apprentice for our Quality Control Department will be both office based and shop floor integrated.
  • You will be trained in all aspects of quality control in a busy manufacturing environment.
  • This will include the checking of precision-made parts.
  • Identifying and solving manufacturing problems.
  • Putting forward solutions and improvement plans
  • Liaising with subcontractors regarding quality issues.
  • You will also learn many aspects of inspection in our clean, well equipped metrology lab.

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

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 a full-time position with the business along with continued specialised training and further education where applicable.


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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (general or mechanical) (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

31 days paid holiday, 19 of which are flexible, holiday entitlement rises to 36 days after 5 years service Company pension Early finish on Fridays

About the employer

As a leading supplier of quality metrology instruments to organisations throughout the world, Bowers Group has developed into a respected global leader in the field of measurement. Our first-class reputation has been built on the continuing Group ethos of striving for excellence in both the comprehensive range of products that we supply (including the widest choice of cost effective, quality measuring instruments currently available) and the many quality services that we provide to our customers. The Group’s aim is to build on its hard-won reputation and continue to exceed customers’ expectations.




Bowers Metrology

32 Leeds Old Road



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Training provider




01274 668149

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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