Quality Inspector Apprentice NASMYTH BULWELL LIMITED

As an Apprentice Quality Engineer you will be working on the Machine Shop floor as part of a team. Would you like to learn and develop industry skills? Are you conscientious with attention to detail? If so, this could be the apprenticeship for you.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly Year 1 6.83 Age 18 - 20 7.49 Year 2 7.51 Age 21 - 22 10.20 Year 3 8.64 Age 23 & over 10.42 Year 4 10.11

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.00am - 11.30am.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Performs first-Off, Patrol and final inspections, as directed
  • Program/operate Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Visually inspect components for surface defects
  • Recommend rejection, rework, or re-test, as required
  • Reports inspection findings and results on the computer in MRP system
  • Generates non-conforming material reports (NCR) for items non-conforming items
  • Maintain records and prepares all paperwork relating to inspection and First Article Inspection Reports (FAIR’s)
  • Produce FAIR’s as and when required
  • Maintain adequate measuring equipment and inspection fixture requirements
  • Makes recommendations for improvements, where needed
  • Supports the continuing 5-S and Lean manufacturing initiatives

The training you will be getting

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • You will be expected to work towards the Engineering Technician Level 3, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group

You will also be required to attend Learning Unlimited Derby 1 day per week as part of day release: 13 Royal Scot Road, Derby DE24 8AJ 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potentially full time employment on successfully completing apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

From our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pinxton, Nottinghamshire, Nasmyth Bulwell offer cutting-edge technology and bespoke engineering solutions, accompanied by a wealth of knowledge gathered from over 60 years in the industry. Today Nasmyth Bulwell provides high quality, uniquely integrated precision engineering and manufacturing solutions for the global aerospace and allied industries supported by our forward-thinking approach we have developed our global supply chain infrastructure, offering low-cost sourcing solutions worldwide.




Wharf Road Industrial Estate- Manor Building



NG16 6LE

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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


James Sayles



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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