Metrology Technician Advanced Apprenticeship – DePuy Synthes Cogent Ssc Limited

The Apprentice will be working within a quality-controlled calibration and manufacturing environment. They will be required to undertake specific measuring tasks which support production. These tasks will include but not be limited to CMM measurements and all Inspection Measurement and Test Equipment used within Manufacturing areas.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:00 - 15:30, with a 30 minute lunch break - Friday, 07:00 - 12:00

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Cogent Skills is currently working with Depuy to recruit and apprentice Metrology Technician to work within its quality-controlled Lab.

The Apprenticeship offered by DePuy Synthes blends on the job practical experience and a mixture of block release at college for theoretical learning. The company is committed to developing the talent of new employees.

Typical duties will be to:

  • Identify measurement needs and make informed decisions about the measurement process and timescales required, including selection of; tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programme
  • Access and interpret information and documentation to support the measurement process including; data, manuals, specifications, catalogues, calibration certificates and computer-generated information
  • Prepare the work environment and perform tests and checks on measurement tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programs and determine suitability for use
  • Take action when non-conforming tools, equipment, instrumentation, materials and software programs have been identified
  • Plan and perform measurement tasks to ensure verifiable results, using measurement tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programmes, following specified procedures and methodology
  •  Retrieve, analyse, interpret, validate and record measurement results and data in line with specification
  • Contribute to the production of records, reports and other measurement documentation
  • Communicate relevant and specific information through various channels to meet customer requirement
  • Comply with statutory regulations, national and international standards, industry and organisational procedures and requirements relating to codes of conduct when carrying out measurement task.
    Comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation, regulation, standards, industry and organisational policies and procedures and requirements relating to safe working practice
  • Comply with policies and procedures relating to the preparation, storage, standards, control and handling of samples, tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programme
  • The apprentice will be trained to work with specific machines and how to document the progress of their testing support in a way which is fully compliant with good laboratory practice. The apprentice will be expected to help with general day to day laboratory tasks e.g. laboratory tidiness, compliance documentation, health and safety
  • From day one you will be working with qualified technicians helping you to develop your skills within a manufacturing environment. You will work in an energised and supportive workplace with a personal mentor and earn a competitive salary

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

Metrology Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • BTEC Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence Mechanical)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing (Mechanical)
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support Technician)

Delivery Model: Delivered at Appris, Bradford, 1 day per week, in 1st & 3rd years of the apprenticeship.   2nd year 2 days per week, day release at college, term time, with off the job training given to apprentices during holiday time.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This role is part of our talent planning for the future, and, for the right person, we are looking to continue to develop the Apprentice upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Subject to satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, candidates may be considered for any available permanent positions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent minimum 5 including maths, English and science (Grade Grade C / 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012.


Cogent Ssc Limited


DePuy Synthes

St Anthony’s Road


LS11 8DT


Caroline Lees

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Metrology technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jun 2023