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Occupational Profile

This can be a stage 5 Apprenticeship

Metrology is the science of measurement and contains all theoretical and sensible elements of measurement. Measurement underpins the UK financial system and worldwide commerce. Annually within the UK over

£600 billion value of products and utilities are bought primarily based on the measurement of their amount and high quality. Metrology takes place throughout a variety of industries as numerous as superior manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, building, vitality, setting, pharma and healthcare and house and inside all sizes of organisation. Necessary measurement actions can vary from measuring galaxies to graphene, molecules, chemical pollution, hip joints, plane, industrial emissions, and so forth.

A reliable Senior Metrology Technician will be capable to handle assets and measurement actions and can implement processes and methods which can be sustainable, assist good apply and adjust to related requirements and rules. They may develop and monitor measurement functionality and capability and shall be answerable for the planning, high quality, accuracy, well timed supply and analysis of metrology actions inside their space of accountability. They may be capable to apply a measurement technique and perceive its business affect. They may analyse, interpret and consider info and can be capable to use this info to tell future measurement developments. They may take part in and supply recommendation on actions equivalent to audits and danger assessments. They can even be capable to construct efficient communication channels and relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders. Their data of the business, their very own organisation and its clients will allow them to take the lead to find strategic options to measurement issues and figuring out areas for enchancment. The profitable apprentice will turn into a helpful measurement specialist, inside their organisation, considerably contributing to the way forward for the Metrology business and the UK financial system.

Job Areas might embody: Senior Metrology Technicians related to Measurement Analysis; Instrument & Tools Use, Calibration, Take a look at, Inspection & Kind approval; Measurement Utility in area, Laboratory or Manufacturing; and High quality and Course of Help.

Data – understanding of:

  1. Learn how to apply a measurement technique, processes and methods, together with, variation, uncertainty and traceability inside the organisation
  2. How metrology is evolving, together with new and specialist technological and scientific developments and the way these will affect on the long run business
  3. Venture administration rules and methods; high quality administration and assurance methods; enterprise enchancment and innovation methods; processes and methods and the how these relate to the enterprise setting wherein the organisation operates
  4. Industrial and contractual obligations together with forecasts, budgets, price and efficiency monitoring methods.
  5. The suitable mathematical, scientific and methods evaluation methods and analytical strategies to assist measurement processes, methods and software program.
  6. Learn how to apply well being, security and environmental laws, regulation, business and organisational insurance policies, procedures and necessities inside the organisation
  7. Learn how to apply nationwide and worldwide rules and requirements, business and organisational procedures and necessities referring to codes of conduct inside the organisation

Abilities – the power to:

  1. Develop and monitor measurement functionality and capability inside personal space of accountability to assist strategic planning.
  2. Examine and recommend adjustments to course of management actions to make sure compliance with contractual, organisational and business procedures and necessities
  3. Take part in danger assessments, assess outcomes and make appropriate suggestions for change to processes and procedures, as applicable.
  4. Plan and handle assets to fulfill the wants and goals of the organisation and its clients
  5. Plan, handle, monitor and consider measurement actions in a approach that contributes to sustainable improvement, steady enchancment and helps good apply.
  6. Diagnose and resolve complicated issues in relation to measurement actions and take corrective and preventative motion as applicable
  7. Take part in and supply recommendation on inside and exterior audits guaranteeing verification, validation, high quality assurance, high quality management, compliance and determine course of enchancment alternatives, the place relevant.
  8. Develop communication channels and construct efficient relationships, by partaking colleagues, clients and stakeholders and presenting info in a transparent and concise approach, to fulfill organisational necessities.
  9. Produce and ensure data, experiences and different measurement documentation, as required.
  10. Confirm, analyse, consider, validate and retailer measurement info, outcomes and information in step with organisational procedures and specs to assist measurement and steady enchancment actions.
  11. Guarantee compliance with related well being, security and environmental laws, regulation, business and organisational insurance policies and procedures and necessities referring to protected working practices
  12. Guarantee compliance with statutory rules, nationwide and worldwide requirements, business and organisational procedures and necessities referring to codes of conduct when managing measurement actions


  1. Is constructive, modern and proactive, suggesting and embracing change with a view to enhance high quality and efficiency
  2. Demonstrates drive and resilience, has a robust concentrate on high quality, supply, completion and buyer satisfaction, continually in search of to maximise and enhance personal and others efficiency.
  3. Is inquisitive and conscientious, in search of suggestions from clients and stakeholders, contemplating its affect on personal space of accountability, the organisation and the business
  4. Acts as a position mannequin and coach, manages assets constantly, selling organisational effectiveness and effectivity
  5. Makes selections utilizing private initiative, evaluation and technical data and might make sense of complicated conditions, with a excessive stage of consideration to element.
  6. Is dependable and takes accountability for any direct experiences, and personal actions and selections
  7. Is assured and has the power to symbolize, and champion personal, organisational and business views, wants and goals. Can problem the established order, as required/
  8. Is Dedicated to steady skilled improvement, retains updated with advances in measurement science and expands personal Metrology abilities and data by means of a wide range of strategies

Period: Sometimes 36 months, however a minimal of 12 months, relying on prior {qualifications} and related expertise.

Entry Necessities: Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her apprentices. Most candidates shall be anticipated to have achieved GCSEs in English and maths and a related science topic. Different related or prior expertise can also be thought of.

{Qualifications}: Apprentices with out stage 2 in English and maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Skilled Registration: This customary meets the necessities of Registered Integrated Engineer (IEng) and Registered Scientist (RSci). The apprentice shall be eligible for registration of IEng and/or RSci on completion of the Apprenticeship. Upon receipt of the apprenticeship certificates, people are eligible to use for RSci by means of a shortened utility route. People additionally have to be a member of knowledgeable physique that’s licensed by the Science Council to be awarded this standing. Additional info is on the Science Council’s web site.’

Evaluation: The Apprenticeship Commonplace shall be reviewed after three years.

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