Apprentice Metrology Technician required to work within the Torus UKAS laboratory at our Nedge Hill, Telford site. The job role will involve carrying out calibration and inspection of parts using various 2D and 3D co-ordinate systems and measuring equipment, data analysis and programming.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    after completing the first year, the wage will increase to £10.42 per hour (£21,131.76)

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.15pm Friday 8.30am to 4.15pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The candidate will work within the Torus UKAS laboratory as an apprentice Metrology Technician.  Duties will include:

  • Using a variety of equipment to carry out calibration and inspections in line with ISO 17025 and ISO 9001
  • Programming using various 2D and 3D co-ordinate systems
  • Assisting with internal measurements solutions
  • Data analysis
  • General associated administration 
  • Working within the Quality Management and Health and Safety policies at all times
  • Applying 'Best Engineering Practice' at all times

Once fully trained you will carry out visits to customer sites as and when required and deliver programming training to customers both at Torus and customer sites.

The training you will be getting

This is a Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship delivered over a period of 4 years, with further progression to HNC Level 4 after completion.

You will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Telford TF3 3AJ, 2.5 days per week for the first two years as part of the training, with other working days at the company site.

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

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression to HNC level 4 Engineering & Manufacturing Technician, leading to Metrology Engineer.

This will be a customer facing role afterwards.

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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Good dexterity, Methodical approach to work


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Physics (Grade 9-6) Essential

About the employer

Torus Measurement Systems Limited based at our main site and head office in Telford UK supply automated measurement and testing machinery direct to our high volume manufacturing clients around the world. Providing both on-line and off-line data using a range of sensing and software technologies, our systems enable clients to control high speed processes, reduce costs and maintain quality often in demanding environments. Our metrology services are supplied and supported either direct from the UK, through our Torus Americas based subsidiary below or through a network of global partners. Our inspection services and products business also based in Telford UK provide high level Contract Inspection, Scanning, Machine Programming, CMM Training Courses, UKAS Verification, Calibration and related work holding products to all customers who have a requirement for maintaining and improving product quality, developing new products and meeting intermittent peak demand for quality control. Our business is registered to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 10360 and accredited to UKAS calibration standards for machine verification and first principles measurements. Our procedures are maintained, externally audited and rigidly enforced to guarantee best practice.




Torus House Nedge Hill Science Park Nedge Hill



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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


Sue Fisher

01922 457686

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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