Calibration Technician Apprentice TYNESIDE STANDARDS LTD

Tyneside Standards are looking to recruit an apprentice Calibration technician. Calibration Technicians, work as individually or as a part of a team to ensure that the measuring equipment used by customers to manufacture, process or measure particular processes, to ensure that the equipment used is satisfactory to the required standards.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


Calibration Technicians, work as individually or as a part of a team to ensure that the measuring equipment used by customers to manufacture, process or measure particular processes, to ensure that the equipment used is satisfactory to the required standards, and thus ensuring they produce a high quality product, using a process called calibration.

Calibration is defined as “the documented comparison of the measurement device to a internationally recognized reference standard”.

Calibration covers a multitude of different parameters including electrical instrumentation, pressure devices, torque tools, weighing equipment, dimensional measuring equipment and gauging and temperature measuring systems.

The work is pre-dominantly in environmentally controlled laboratories, and use state of the art machinery, which is capable of measuring up to 0.000001mm.

Typical customers are found in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical, aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, power generation, food, process and chemical, electrical engineering and a wide variety of other industries

You will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

  • Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations used in a technical support environment
  • Understand the methods and techniques used to evaluate technical data and documentation
  • Understand how to identify that the data and documentation being used is current and up to date
  • Understand the requirements of the customer (internal/external) and support using the appropriate tools, equipment and processes

Specific Specialist Skills:

  • Produce calibration documentation that contains all the relevant and necessary data in accordance with company quality systems
  • Record calibration data  in the required format
  • Ensure that all calibrations follows national/international standards
  • Save and store technical documentation in the correct format, location in accordance with organisational and/or customer requirements
  • Develop effective business and/or customer relationships
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to others
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Delivery of training to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Tyneside Standards Limited was formed in 1995 at the behest of several eminent businessmen based in the Tyneside area who served on the board of Tyneside TEC. They were becoming increasingly frustrated at having to send their equipment to the Midlands and beyond to find the top class Calibration laboratories they sought for their instruments. Thus sending millions of pounds from the North East economy. So Tyneside Standards was created with the conception being to create a “Centre of Excellence” where Metrology “The Science Of Measurement” was available here in the North East servicing the requirements of Northern Industry and restricting the flow of work leaving the area. Since the formation in 1995 Tyneside Standards has operated with the same ethos Top class calibrations without compromise! Therefore our first objective when we set up the laboratory was obtaining UKAS accreditation so that we may provide the top class calibrations the businessmen of the North East sought with a certificate bearing the Crown Which renders it a legal document We achieved this distinction within two years of our formation. Our accreditation was in the Mechanical Dimensional area however very soon we achieved accreditation in the Electrical field before adding Torque, Pressure, Temperature and Mass to our scope of accreditation to supplement our vast scope we have added on site calibrations for Surface Plates, Optical Projectors, and Pressure Gauging. Swift service and high integrity is the strategy we have employed over the years,making sure we provide the client with a service tailored to suit their requirements. We have grown in stature each year by reinvesting profits in the building, on machinery of the highest accuracy and state of the art software. Whilst we always regard training as the most sound investment of any business. We have achieved our growth by reputation and recommendation. Never having employed a salesman or company representative in order to keep the cost of our customers calibrations at a minimum and everyday contact with those at the helm of the business.






NE32 3DP

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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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