Apprentice Process Improvement Analyst TOR COATINGS LIMITED

TOR Coatings Limited are offering the chance for a candidate to take part in a Process Improvement Analyst (Engineering technician) Apprenticeship. This is a great opportunity to join the Quality and Continuous Improvement department as an apprentice ‘Process Improvement Analyst’. You will be reviewing documentation and control documents & records.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year 1 - £13,000 Year 2 - £16,120 Year 3 - £21,150 Year 4 - £24,180

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 08:00 – 16:30 Friday: 08:00 – 15:00 One hour for lunch unpaid. 2x15 min breaks one AM one PM. One day a week would be a day release to college, TBA

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a varied role, working as a support function for Quality, Environmental, Project and Continuous Improvement departments.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

o   Organise and govern Internal Audit schedule:

  • Ensure schedule is adhered to
  • Support Internal auditors where required
  • Conduct Internal audits
  • Assist with supplier & external audits

o   Review documentation and control documents & records within QMS:

  • Ensure regular review with department heads
  • Ensure controlled and working copies are within QMS and readily available
  • Introduce new documents and records as required

o   Carry out Q.A. on Standard Operating Procedures:

  • Review SOPs as part of wider steering group
  • Introduce into QMS for control
  • Assist with writing of SOPs
  • Assist with training related to Quality & Environmental awareness
  • Assist with Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of Quality complaints

o   Assist with Tiered meeting preparation/delivery:

  • KPIs, Metrics, analysis
  • Maintain weekly & monthly metric boards
  • Complete quality questionnaires as required

This is not an exhaustive list, and the individual would need to undertake other tasks deemed necessary.

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

  • Full Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship
  • First year will be full time college and the remainder will be day release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We aim to successfully train and develop an applicant in all areas of the Quality, Environmental and Continuous Improvement department.

We are committed to the continuous development of our people and on successful completion of this standard, will discuss further development opportunities to meet the needs of the business and individual.

There is the potential for a permanent position at the end of the 48 month programme, providing good measurable progress is made throughout.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Tor Coatings was founded in 1975 as a coatings manufacturer and are a UK manufacturer of surface coatings including paint and aerosols, manufacturing for Trade and Consumer across multiple industries. Part of the global coatings organisation RPM. The main production facilities are based at Birtley nr Chester-Le-Street in addition there is a Distribution Centre at Follingsby Park, Gateshead.




Tor Coatings

Portobello Industrial Estate



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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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