Quality Inspector Apprenticeship Hydrobolt Ltd

The role of the quality inspector apprenticeship is to ensure that all products including incoming and internally produced components meet the quality standards required by the customer and the organisation. Responsible for identifying and raising quality issues and to ensure a prompt resolution.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    30 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Perform regular quality checks and inspections by measuring dimensions using manual and electronic measuring instruments (micrometers, calipers, verniers, dial indicator, talysurf surface measurement, shadowgraph)
  • Carry out 1st off and last off inspections
  • Monitor (physical) work in progress inspections
  • Stop production in the event of manufacture of unacceptable goods/processes
  • Assist the maintenance of the calibration system by ensuring all measurement equipment is registered and calibrated on time of due date
  • Liaise and effectively communicate with internal and external colleagues to resolve quality issues promptly and efficiently to prevent compromising quality and safety standards
  • Experience within the fastener industry advantageous
  • Visually compare work pieces against one another to assess/detect manufacturing variations in processes
  • Assist and advise operators on part visual acceptability and measurement and process procedures as required
  • Reports and documents quality problems or findings to the chief inspector
  • Maintains record of inspections and prepares list of defects, interacts with other departments to ensure compliance with specification and to facilitate the acceptance of parts

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

Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative standard.

Training delivery will take place in the workplace.


  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/3589/0
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/5151/2
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/4344/8
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) Ofqual number: 603/6783/0
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 610/0180/6

No other qualification can be completed within this standard.

Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must ensure that apprentices achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression into a full-time position with Hydrobolt. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Since 1991, Hydrobolt has been manufacturing high integrity special fasteners and machined components predominantly for the energy industries. As the company has grown and its facilities and employees developed, the quality of the products and service offered to customers has been raised too. Our products are increasingly used on more critical applications by a more demanding customer base.


Hydrobolt Ltd


Monmore Business Park

Dixon Street



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Training provider



Clare McAuliffe


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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