Technical & Quality Assistant Apprentice THE APPRENTICESHIP WORKS LTD

Are you looking to start your career by doing an Apprenticeship? If so, this could be the perfect start for you. You will be working as part of the Technical & Quality team for Voestalpine High Performance Metals Limited, primarily attached to the Aerospace Division, to ensure that customer service is maintained at a World Class Standard. Assist with contract review and certification checks activities and deal with any quality issues generated to a satisfactory conclusion.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    35 hours per week. However, you may often need to work extra hours but there will be flexibility on exact working times.

  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm (30 minute unpaid lunch). Friday 8.30am-1.30pm Please note – the exact working pattern is to be agreed, this is just an example.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist with Aerospace quality administration functions
  • Liaise with our sales team and fellow engineers to ensure customer requirements are being met whilst carrying out overchecks
  • Carry out administrative duties as required within the quality-aerospace department
  • Have a flexible work attitude to help cover within the technical department where deemed capable when required
  • Follow the training you received when using any work items given to you
  • Take reasonable care of your own and other people’s health and safety
  • Co-operate with your employer on health and safety
  • Tell someone (supervisor, or health and safety representative) if you think the work or inadequate precautions are putting anyone’s health and safety at serious risk
  • Support the company with environmental initiatives and any compliance issues


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

  • Identify, interpret and apply relevant legal, governmental or industry regulations affecting the organisation
  • Communicate using appropriate methods (verbal, written, visual) to influence internal and external stakeholders, using appropriate questioning techniques such as open questions, leading questions
  • Identify, collect and analyse relevant quality data using appropriate tools and techniques such as Pareto analysis, statistical methods and trending analysis
  • Apply methods and tools to improve the quality performance of processes, products and services such as production control plans, standardised work, use of failure modes and effects
  • You will be at day release one day per week at Inn-Comm Training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This is a really varied role for the right enthusiastic person to really show what they can do, with opportunities to grow
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a full time permanent position may be offered.  This will be at the discretion of the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Work under pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Desired
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Tact and the ability to deal with difficult situations and difficult individuals. Good team player willing to share their experience and knowledge with colleagues. The ability to work on their own initiative as business experience is gained, be pro-active rather than reactive

About the employer

THE APPRENTICESHIP WORKS LTD is a Flexi-job Apprentice Agency and we employ you for the duration of the Apprenticeship.The safe recruitment of staff at The Apprenticeship Works, is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in education and vulnerable adults, this is to help deter, reject, or identify people who might put our learners at risk and are otherwise unsuited to working with them. For the duration if the apprenticeship you will be employed by The Apprenticeship Works, with Voestalpine High Performance Metals Ltd being the host company. Voestalpine High Performance Metals Ltd are a subsidiary located in Oldbury in the West Midlands. They focus on technologically demanding product segments and are a UK market leader in speciality steels, tool steel, tube and piping products, and for providing value added services such as machining, milling, testing and additive manufacturing. They have many years’ experience of nurturing and developing Apprentices with many going onto higher opportunities. The safe recruitment of staff at BCTG/TAW is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in education and vulnerable adults, this is to help deter, reject, or identify people who might put our learners at risk and are otherwise unsuited to working with them.





Taylors Lane


B69 2BN


Bev Morris

0121 544 6455

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Quality practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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