Apprentice Quality Engineer SHIFTEC (WILLENHALL) LIMITED

As a Quality Engineer reporting to the Quality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring supplied parts conform to the company's high-quality standards and meet the required engineering drawings and customers' specifications, tasked with continually improving the quality of products and services provided to the company's global customer base.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    if aged 18+ the yearly wage will be £14,605.50

  • Working week

    7.45am to 4.15pm Monday to Thursday, 7.45am to 1.15pm on Fridays.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Typical day to day duties will include:

  • Take a lead role in managing the company's QA strategy in order to maintain high standards
  • Work alongside internal teams and external clients to work through any quality issues or investigations
  • Drive quality improvement throughout the business using techniques such as PPAP, 5 whys, 8D, FMEA and Ishikawa
  • Report any health and safety breaches witnessed or concerns regarding unsafe practices to site management
  • Undertake quality audits and supplier inspections where necessary
  • Carry out final quality inspections on products and systems
  • Cover / support colleagues as requested

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

This is a level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship, delivered over a period of 4 years. The successful apprentice will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, 3 days per week for the first two years as part of the training.  Please ensure you are able to travel to this site as well as the company site.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right candidates there would be jobs / positions available on successful completion of the apprenticeship and relevant training to support the roles going forward.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Real passion for engineering


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

Shiftec (Willenhall) is a Tier 1 supplier of engineered products and controls with a heritage dating back to 1920. Today, Shiftec (Willenahll) develops, designs and manufactures a range of engineered solutions including braking systems, controls, Anti vibration mounts and Carbon Fibre products for a wide range of markets such as motorsport, automotive, defence and end users.




Neachells Lane


WV13 3SN

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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