Apprenticeship: Senior Metrology Technician – Level 5

in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Apprenticeship: Senior Metrology Technician – Level 5


36 months (including End Point Assessment).

Delivery Location

MCMT Telford (from September 2022)

Delivery Partners
University of Wolverhampton

Delivery Model

• Day release
• Block release options available.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 English and Mathematics are required to complete final assessment

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Occupational Profile

Metrology takes place across a wide range of industries as diverse as advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, environment, pharma, healthcare and space and within all sizes of organisation. Important measurement activities can range from measuring galaxies to graphene, molecules, chemical pollutants, hip joints, aircraft, industrial emissions, etc.
A competent Senior Metrology Technician will be able to manage resources and measurement activities, and will implement processes and techniques that are sustainable, support good practice and comply with relevant standards and principles. They will develop and monitor measurement capability and capacity and will be responsible for the planning, quality, accuracy, timely delivery and evaluation of metrology activities within their area of responsibility. They will be able to apply a measurement strategy and understand
its commercial impact. They will analyse, interpret and evaluate information and will be able to use this information to inform future measurement developments. They will participate in and provide advice on activities such as audits and risk assessments.
They will also be able to build effective communication channels and relationships with colleagues, customers and stakeholders.
Their knowledge of the industry, their own organisation and its customers will enable them to take the lead in finding strategic
solutions to measurement problems and identifying areas for improvement.

Training and Development Summary

Delivered via a mix of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours which include:
• How to apply a measurement strategy, processes and techniques, including, variation, uncertainty and traceability within the organisation.
• How metrology is evolving, including new and specialist technological and scientific developments and how these will impact on the future industry.
• Project management principles and systems; quality management and assurance systems; business improvement and innovation systems; processes and techniques and how these relate to the business environment in which the organisation operates.
• Commercial and contractual obligations including forecasts, budgets, cost and performance monitoring techniques.
• How to apply health, safety and environmental legislation, regulation, industry and organisational policies, procedures and requirements within the organisation.
• How to apply national and international regulations and standards, industry and organisational procedures and requirements relating to codes of conduct within the organisation.
• Develop communication channels and build effective relationships, by engaging colleagues, customers and stakeholders and presenting information in a clear and concise way.
• Is positive, innovative and proactive, suggesting and embracing change in order to improve quality and performance.
• Demonstrates drive and resilience, has a strong focus on quality, delivery, completion and customer satisfaction.
• Acts as a role model and coach, manages resources consistently, promoting organisational effectiveness and efficiency.
• Makes decisions using personal initiative, analysis and technical knowledge and can make sense of complex situations, with a high level of attention to detail.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

This standard meets the requirements of Registered Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Registered Scientist (RSci). The apprentice will be eligible for registration of IEng and/or RSci on completion of the Apprenticeship.

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