Level 4 Technical Apprentice – Quality Engineer RANSOMES JACOBSEN LIMITED

Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd are seeking a Quality Engineer to join the Company. The role is one of constant demand and changing priorities, with the main goal being to drive quality improvement.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 14 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 7:15am - 3:33pm, with a 10 minute break at 10am and a 30 minute set lunch at 12pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The company are continuing to develop their apprenticeship programme and are looking to recruit Technical Apprentices for our Manufacturing facilities at Ipswich. You will complete the following:

  • Investigate and support correction of product quality issues.
  • Implement immediate action to enable production at acceptable quality levels aiming for a first-class customer experience
  • Ensure long term action to prevent recurrence using appropriate theoretical and practical methods in line with the quality plan
  • Liaise with various stakeholders internally and externally such as our supplier base to ensure we provide a quality product
  • Works closely with production and assembly areas to ensure that quality issues are found and corrected at source
  • Provides technical support and interface with engineering areas, owning of resolution of any technical/quality issue that impacts our goal in providing excellence
  • Create, owns, and distributes quality data that will be used to support improvement initiatives
  • Collectively work as a team and present key quality findings as well as root cause corrective suggestions to groups
  • Strongly supports operations management and team leaders in organised quality improvement processes
  • Works with New Product teams and suppliers to turn NP quality deliverables into specific in-plant quality actions, and strongly participates in those actions being followed through to completion.
  • Other reasonable duties as required

Company Open Day:

You are invited to join us for an open afternoon at our Ipswich Manufacturing Facility on Thursday 30th March from 4pm – 6pm to discuss our Apprenticeship Programme.

We’ll take you for a tour around our impressive plant so you can see first-hand where you would be working, show you some of the machines we make, meet members of the Manufacturing, Engineering & Customer Care Teams and answer any questions you may have about the Application Process, the Apprenticeships and the Company.

Please e-mail Jo Barber at jbarber@textron.com or call 01473 276271 to book your place by Thursday 23rd March. Parents are welcome! We look forward to seeing you on 30th March!

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

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Qualifications include: Level 4 HNC in Engineering or Manufacturing
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the course could lead to a permanent role working within the Quality department.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Practical skills, Literacy skills, Motivation, Conscientious, Able to work independently, Considerate of other needs


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English, maths, and science (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, science and/or Level 3 Engineering (Grade C or above/Pass) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to attend Colchester Institute 1 day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. A monthly allowance is paid alongside salary for training/travel. There is no working away. Full laundered work wear service with tee shirts and sweatshirts provided free of charge. All PPE provided including safety footwear.

About the employer

Ransomes is part of the Textron Group which include Bell Helicopter and Cessna among many others. Ransomes has a long history of manufacturing mowers and turf maintenance equipment which are used across the globe. From parks and sports grounds to highways and fine lawns, the Ransomes extensive range has a machine for every environment. The site in Ipswich focuses on design, manufacturing, building and testing a number of different products.




West Road

Ransomes Europark



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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Apr 2023