Apprentice Quality Inspector SCHLUMBERGER OILFIELD UK PLC

The Quality Inspector Apprentice is responsible for inspecting components against specific standards and/or drawings and reporting the results to other staff members.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Fri, start time is a little flexible.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You'll be responsible for performing a variety of processes for the verification of components, ensuring that all inspection activities are efficiently carried out in accordance with SLB standards and HSE requirements.

    • To carry out inspection of components using a variety of processes/techniques in accordance with drawings, specifications, and relevant quality procedures.
    • To accurately interpret component drawings so that dimensions, geometric control, drawing issues, product requirements and special process requirements can be correctly identified and reported.
    • Understanding of ISO and ASME drawing standards
    • To generate inspection reports/non-conformance reports in accordance with the SLB quality policy.
    • Understanding machining processes and how they impact on part quality (tolerance, surface, and geometric control)
    • To handle components carefully and comply with safety regulations so that they are not damaged, and accidents do not occur due to mishandling.
    • To liaise with internal personnel and suppliers in the resolution of quality issues.
    • To assist in the successful implementation of ongoing company quality programs such as continuous improvement, ISO:9001 QMS etc.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard:

Qualification: Technical Support - 

  • Level 2 competence qualification
  • Level 3 competence qualification
  • Level 3 knowledge qualification 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Career progression plan for Quality Inspector
  • Further career progression beyond Inspector roles possible

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Self Motivated, Interest in Engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential

About the employer

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet. Every day, we work together to create industry-changing technology that unlocks cleaner, safer access to energy for every community, including those we live and work in. This purpose is timeless and enduring, and it will drive us through the decades to come. In Stonehouse, we primarily design, develop, manufacture and sustain rotary steerable and measurement whilst drilling tools.





Building A, Brunel Way


GL10 3SX

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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

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