Quality Assurance Auditor Apprentice MM FLOWERS LTD

Quality Apprentice to audit, monitor and evaluate quality systems, processes and procedures providing technical support for the operational teams. Assessing stems and bouquets against the specifications to demonstrate quality. To support our growers and customers to deliver colour, passion, and inspiration through breath-taking bouquets.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This salary can increase once qualification has been achieved.

  • Working week

    2 shift patterns available. Either Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Saturday rotating pattern of 4 on 3 off, 3 on 4 off - 7am until 7pm

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Use inspection process and data to support growers/suppliers deliver consistent raw materials and service
  • Accurate assessment of raw material inspected
  • Accurate recording of findings with supporting photographic evidence where visualisation adds value to inspection data
  • Complete and send grower/supplier reports, post-Procurement team evaluation; within agreed time scales, with supporting evidence e.g. data, photos, claim details
  • Identify and segregate ‘out of specification’ materials and agree actions with relevant departments
  • Monitor the quality of bouquets produced against customer specifications
  • Assess all aspects of the finished products and utilise links to support departments to produce a detailed picture
  • Determine if specifications prepared for the production line staff are accurate and fit for purpose
  • To support the Factory teams by providing technical support and advice, seeking guidance from the QA Supervisor on any technical issues e.g., calibration of measuring equipment, labelling, raw materials, and traceability
  • To work with the production teams on continuous improvement of technical control and the monitoring, auditing of and management of the quality system
  • To support new product development trials and product launches, to ensure product is manufactured to correct standard
  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety and the environment

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

  • Higher Level Apprenticeship - Level 4 Quality Practitioner 
  • In role training from internal teams
  • External training from Apprenticeship provider, training workshop on site (virtual) every 6 - 8 weeks for additional skills

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A variety of Internal roles for progression within this fast-paced growing business
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Technical Auditor
  • Compliance roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Ability to work under pressure, Flexible, Ability to work independently, Quality Assurance experience


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

Things to consider

Due to working shift patterns this role is only open to 18 year old + The role will involve working in our factory environment which is cool, PPE will be provided.

About the employer

The British flower market is worth £1.2bn and MM Flowers supplies fresh cut flowers and bouquets to the U.K.’s and Europe’s leading flower retailers. We grow and source the highest quality and most beautiful blooms across the world, delivering colour, passion, and inspiration through breath-taking bouquets. Established in 2007, MM Flowers has grown exponentially every year and is based in a purpose built, state-of-the-art facility in Alconbury, Huntingdon. MM Flowers employs over 900 people who are dedicated to delivering exceptional quality and service to our customers. MM Flowers’ values and behaviours form the basis of our culture and are a guide to the way we work as individuals, in teams and with our customers. Creating Meaningful Moments that do good for people, and our planet.







PE28 4YA


Michelle Miller


07500 927154

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Quality practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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