Quality Technician Apprentice J.C. BAMFORD EXCAVATORS LIMITED

Over 3 years, this apprenticeship will equip you for a lifetime of forward thinking engineering work within a global manufacturing business.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 Friday 08:30 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • We’ll show you in depth how we turn out JCB Machines and components to time and budget constraints
  • You’ll see how we come up with initial ideas, move them through the design stage, build, test and ultimately, arrive at the finished article, ensuring quality is consistent and right first time
  • You’ll understand how to work with external suppliers to improve overall quality performance, attending daily production meetings to ensure issues are contained, investigated and resolved ensuring opportunities for improvements are identified, through utilising cutting- edge technology
  • Real, technical skills learned in an accessible, practical way designed to get you thinking creatively about all our processes

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Technician, Level: 3
  • The JCB Academy
  • 1 day per week 

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development within a protected environment all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualification:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering (Foundation Competence) – Airworthiness
  • Planning, Quality and Safety Technician

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Airworthiness Planning, Quality and Safety (Development Competence)
  • Level 3 Extended NVQ Diploma – Engineering Technical Support

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support

Plus one of the following Technical Knowledge Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Civil Aircraft Mechanical) – approved by the CAA
  • Level 3 Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Military)
  • Level 3 Diploma in On-Aircraft Maintenance-Category A
  • EASA Aircraft Maintenance Licence Category A Part 66 modules

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will take on the role of a Quality Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSE'S Including Maths, English and Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

JCB is a world-class, family-owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further.




Lakeside Works



ST14 5JP

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Dec 2023