Technical Quality Engineering Apprentice METAL ASSEMBLIES LTD

Technical Support Apprentice required to join Metal Assemblies to work within quality control and learn all aspects related to this. Including liaising with quality inspectors and carrying out quality assurance procedures, see job description for more information.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 12.30pm on Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The company is looking to recruit a Technical Support apprentice to carry out the following duties:

  • Gain knowledge on KPI measures and how the impact on company profitability
  • Prioritise own workload
  • Gain knowledge in the correct use of measuring equipment and methods in relation to Metal Assemblies products
  • Assist and gain knowledge of Gauge Calibration procedures
  • Gain knowledge on containment procedures in the event of a product quality concern
  • Liase with quality inspectors/engineers in a proactive manner
  • Carry out all required quality assurance procedures and to ensure that all records are accurately maintained under supervision of the Quality Inspector
  • Communicating with people inside and outside of the organisation in the most efficient manner to ensure accurate provision of information . This can be done in person, telephone or via email
  • Ensure Quality inspectors/Engineers are kept informed of all problems in the department that arises
  • ‘Hand in hand’ with progression at In-Comm to take n more ‘Quality Engineering’ tasks such as product problem resolution and involvement in Product Introduction
  • Ensure that you wear correct PPE where applicable.

The training you will be getting

  • This is a Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship, Technical Support pathway, delivered over a period of 4 years. 

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • The apprentice will attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, 2.5 days per week for the first two years, and the company for the rest of the time.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, potential to progress to a Senior Quality Engineer within the company.

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, Patience, Interest in engineering, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Must have an interest in engineering/metalwork/cars and bikes.

About the employer

Originally established in 1955 Metal Assemblies now operates out of 75,000 square foot of manufacturing space and employs over 130 people to produce stampings and assemblies for our customers who predominantly serve the automotive industry. About 25% of our production is exported to Europe as well further afield to places like Mexico, Brazil, Turkey and Japan. Metal Assemblies works closely with its customer base and offers extensive support at all stages of a project. Our technical competency means that we are able to offer design review and feasibility advice to our customers across a range of processes often reducing the complexity of a product or process leading to lower production costs. Continued investment at Metal Assemblies means that by utilising the most modern equipment we remain competitive in a very demanding environment. This can be seen not just in the presses and machine tools that we use to produce the parts we supply, but also in the latest scanning techniques that we employ in our quality department and the bespoke manufacturing computer system used to support our manufacturing processes from concept to despatch. Metal Assemblies enjoys the support of a wide range of suppliers, many of whom have worked with us for several years. This enables us to offer support processes like painting, plating, heat treatment, toolmaking and prototype manufacture in tandem with our own comprehensive capabilities. In an ever changing world where the environment and ethical standards play more and more of a role when selecting a supplier Metal Assemblies continues to adapt its practices and processes to fully conform to modern expectations. Metal Assemblies continues to grow by offering a reliable, flexible and friendly service to all of our customer.







B70 9DD

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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 or Alex Jones

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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