Great opportunity as a quality apprentice you will be responsible for ensuring that products for Vita Bedford supply are fit for purpose, legally compliant and meet customer expectations. You will handle all customer complaints with upmost importance and strive to continually improve the quality standards.

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Closing date: 25 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Up to £350 annual bonus for absence, hazard reporting, targets, Ride to Work Scheme, Benefit Hub - discounts

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00, Friday 08:30 - 16:30, 1 Hour Lunch

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Devise and establish company quality procedures, standards and specifications
  • Ensure that manufacturing or production processes meet international and nataional standards
  • Prepare and complete the BSI audits to maintain the ISO 9001 Certificate
  • Monitor performance by capturing and producing statistical reports on KPIs
  • Handle customer complaints, perform root cause analysis and resolve problems as required
  • Make sure the company is working as effectively as possible to surpass our competitors
  • Collaborating with extewrnal vendors / suppliers to ensure they meet Quality standards

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

You will recieve Level 4 Quality Practitioner Aprrenticeship Qualification.

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, (14 - 18 months including endpoint assessment) topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Quality and Quality Management Systems
  • Quality - Organisations and their Context
  • Product and Service Life Cycle and Design
  • Understanding and Delivering Customer Requirements
  • Risk, Opportunity and Objectives
  • Leveraging the value of Audits
  • Driving Improvement
  • Culture, Communication and Life-Long learning
  • You may need to complete level 2 maths and English Functional skills (if you cannot evidence prior grades)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further progression as a quality controller may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including Maths and English Lang (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

The Vita Group is a leading provider of value added and differentiated flexible polyurethane ("PU") foam products. Built on 70 years of hetitage Vita develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of flexible polyurethane foam, talalay latex and flooring products to create comfort, quality and functional solutions for our customers.


Vita Bedford


Caxton Road, Elms Farm Industrial Estate

MK41 0ZW

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Training provider



Nicki Bevan

Apprenticeship standard

Quality practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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