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Senior Metrology Technician

Senior Metrology Technician

On a senior metrology technician apprenticeship course, you’ll help manage resources and measurement activities and implement sustainable processes and techniques.

You will be trained in developing and monitoring measurement capability and capacity to eventually take responsibility for the planning, quality, accuracy, timely delivery, and evaluation of metrology activities within your area of responsibility. 

You’ll learn how to put a measurement strategy into action and understand its business consequences. You will analyse, interpret, and evaluate data to influence future measurement advancements. Audits and risk assessments are two of the tasks you will participate in and advise.

You will also create and maintain effective communication channels and relationships with colleagues, customers, and stakeholders. Because you understand the industry, your organisation, and its customers, you will be able to take the lead in developing strategic solutions to measurement difficulties and chances for improvement.

What you’ll learn

On a senior metrology technician apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Investigate and suggest changes to process control activities to ensure compliance with contractual, organisational, and industry procedures and laws.
  • Participate in risk assessments, review results, and, if necessary, make appropriate recommendations for modifications to processes and procedures.
  • Plan and manage resources to meet the expectations and goals of the company and its consumers.
  • Diagnose and resolve complex measurement-related problems and conduct corrective and preventative action.
  • Participate in and provide advice on internal and external audits to assure verification, validation, quality assurance, quality control, and compliance and identify process improvement opportunities, as needed.
  • Create and verify records, reports, and other measuring documents as required.
  • Verify, analyse, assess, validate, and store measurement information, results, and data in compliance with organisational procedures and standards to support measurement and continuous improvement activities.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • GCSEs in English and maths and a relevant science subject. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Business Project
  • Professional Review with Presentation

Duration and level

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Level: 5 – Higher Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 5 Senior Metrology Technician Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 1, 2022

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