Reference Quantity: ST0282

Particulars of normal

Occupational profile:

Metrology Technician

This can be a stage 3 Apprenticeship

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

£600 billion value of products and utilities are offered primarily based on the measurement of their amount and high quality. Metrology takes place throughout a variety of industries as various as superior manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, development, power, surroundings, pharma and healthcare and area 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.

This necessary work is carried out by expert Metrology Technicians who perceive core measurement ideas and practices and whose position is to interpret and apply these while finishing up measurement actions in whichever trade they work. They’re additionally capable of establish measurement wants and plan and carry out measurement duties utilizing instruments, gear, instrumentation and software program packages. Metrology is important to enhance the standard and throughput of products and utilities, which in flip is crucial to rising productiveness and buyer satisfaction.

Metrology Technicians should adjust to statutory laws and well being and security necessities. They are going to be capable to perform work with minimal supervision, take accountability for the standard and accuracy of the work they undertake, and could have a excessive stage of consideration to element. The profitable apprentice will turn out to be a helpful measurement specialist, inside their organisation, considerably contributing to the way forward for the Metrology trade and the UK financial system.

Job toles might embrace:

All Technicians related to Measurement analysis; Instrument & gear use, Calibration, Check, Inspection and sort approval; Measurement software in area, Laboratory or Manufacturing; and High quality and course of assist.

Knowledge – the understanding of:

  1. The ideas of metrology and their software inside trade, regulation, enterprise, science and society, together with; measurement models, functionality, traceability and uncertainty.
  2. Secure working practices and laws, regulation, trade and organisational insurance policies, procedures and necessities regarding well being and security.
  3. The industrial surroundings through which the organisation operates, the nationwide and worldwide laws and requirements, trade and organisational procedures and necessities regarding metrology codes of conduct and the significance of their software.
  4. High quality necessities, assurance, verification, inspection, accreditation, audit methods and processes, why these are necessary and their position in Metrology.
  5. The measuring surroundings, the potential sources of uncertainty, the impression on knowledge assortment, evaluation, interpretation and outcomes. 
  6. The suitable mathematical strategies together with; statistics, course of management methodologies, measurement methods evaluation, knowledge evaluation, pattern evaluation, algebraic expressions, formulae and calculations required to carry out measurement duties. 

Skills – the flexibility to:

  1. Determine measurement wants and make knowledgeable choices in regards to the measurement course of and timescales required, together with choice of; instruments, gear, instrumentation and software program packages. 
  2. Entry and interpret info and documentation to assist the measurement course of together with; knowledge, manuals, specs, catalogues, calibration certificates and computer-generated info.
  3. Put together the work surroundings and carry out checks and checks on measurement instruments, gear, instrumentation and software program packages and decide suitability to be used.
  4. Take motion when non-conforming instruments, gear, instrumentation, supplies and software program packages have been recognized.
  5. Plan and carry out measurement duties to make sure verifiable outcomes, utilizing measurement instruments, gear, instrumentation and software program packages, following specified procedures and methodologies. 
  6. Retrieve, analyse, interpret, validate and report measurement outcomes and knowledge in step with specs. 
  7. Contribute to the manufacturing of information, stories and different measurement documentation. 
  8. Talk related and particular info by numerous channels to satisfy buyer necessities. 
  9. Adjust to statutory laws, nationwide and worldwide requirements, trade and organisational procedures and necessities regarding codes of conduct when finishing up measurement duties. 
  10. Adjust to related Well being and Security laws, regulation, requirements, trade and organisational insurance policies and procedures and necessities regarding protected working practices. 
  11. Adjust to insurance policies and procedures regarding the preparation, storage, requirements, management and dealing with of samples, instruments, gear, instrumentation and software program packages. 


  1. Concentrate on high quality and preserve focus with a excessive stage of consideration to element and accuracy.
  2. Take an analytical strategy to fixing issues by systematic monitoring and checking of knowledge to satisfy trade requirements, 
  3. Be self-motivated and inquisitive, being assured to talk up and problem when applicable.
  4. Be dedicated to studying and steady enchancment.
  5. Worokay with and respect others by working flexibly and collaboratively, sustaining efficient skilled relationships with clear organisational and private advantages and displaying dedication to equality and variety.
  6. Act professionally, ethically and rigorously by adhering to related laws, regulation, requirements, organisational procedures and reveal accountability and reliability.
  7. Plan and handle time successfully and prioritise workloads to satisfy deadlines and buyer necessities. 
  8. Be commercially conscious and recognise the relevance of effectivity and the necessity for change to processes and procedures to satisfy enterprise and buyer necessities. 


Sometimes 36 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 grade C or above at GCSE stage in English and maths and a related science topic, or equal previous to the graduation of the apprenticeship. Different related or prior expertise may be thought-about in its place.


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 Engineering Technician (EngTech) and Registered Science Technician (RSciTech). The apprentice shall be eligible for registration of EngTech and/or RSciTech on completion of the Apprenticeship. Upon receipt of the apprenticeship certificates, people are eligible to use for RSciTech by a shortened software route. People additionally must 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.


The Apprenticeship Normal shall be reviewed after three years.

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