Apprentice Engineering Quality Inspector C BRANDAUER AND CO LTD

The role is to join the quality team to ensure we deliver a high standard product to the correct specification of parts to our customers, adhering to inspection documentation. Ensuring equipment used is within calibration, measuring, inspection and 5S.

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Closing date: 22 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    2nd year pay will increase to £14,700

  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.15pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 12.30pm on Fridays

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Quality Inspector, you will carry out the following tasks:

  • Adhere to inspection documentation to ensure a standardised approach to inspection routines
  • Complete all associated documentatio to provide feedback and traceability information (PCRs-PQRs-RFT-SPC)
  • Ensure non-conforming product is contained, accurately recorded and reported at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensure that all equipment in use is within calibration
  • Ensure a prompt and efficient measuring service is provided to internal customers
  • Inspect samples taken from production at first off, last off and defined intervals
  • Verify conformance to specifications
  • Record results of inspections correctly and maintain traceability

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

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

This is a 12 month Lean Operative Apprenticeship and training will include the following:

  • Training will be delivered via virtual classroom sessions over a period of 12-months, including distance learning materials, as well as regular visits by your assessor at the company site

'Off the Job Training' subjects include:

  • Health & Safety within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Communicating and working effectively within a manufacturing environment
  • Working relationships and individual rights & responsibilities within a manufacturing environment
  • Application of workplace organisation and work-related problem-solving techniques

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To become a key member of the manufacturing team, once this apprenticeship is complete, with further progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 5 and above) Essential

About the employer

C Brandauer & Co Ltd are based in central Birmingham where they design, develop and manufacture precision progression press tools and precision pressed components for the Aerospace, IT, DIY, Electronic, White goods, New Technology Energy, Model Trains, Medical and Automotive sectors. Brandauer is one of the largest contract presswork and stamping companies in Europe, manufacturing precision metal components for customers all around the world. This innovative company offers the complete range of services required for the supply of pressed metal components, from prototyping, design and in-house tool production (or a specialist tool transfer service), through to high-quality manufacturing and logistics. Brandauer was founded over 150 years ago, and it has evolved into a world-class engineering company, specialising in the manufacture of complex pressed components in a variety of difficult materials i.e., beryllium copper, brass, aluminium, various stainless steels, titanium etc. Brandauer pride themselves on having the ability to turn difficult or challenging requirements into positive manufacturing outcomes, both by the manufacture of precision pressed components and the tooling required by themselves, or their customers, to achieve this. Their technical excellence, customer service and product value are the reason for their continued success in their specific area of expertise.






B19 2YU

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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