Lucy Switchgear

Quality Assurance Engineering Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Lucy Switchgear (Employer)

Engineering Trust Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,000.00
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:15 - 16:15, with a 30-minute lunch break.
36 months (duration)
30 August 2021(start date)
Engineering Fitter (apprenticeship standard)
11 July 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Lucy Electric is looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Engineering Apprentice. You will complete a Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship within the Quality Assurance Department their facility in Thame, Oxfordshire.


The successful candidate will study all Quality and associated business functions within a highly reactive manufacturing business and become proficient in process control. You will be completing 4 days per week of in-house training whilst supported with 1 day per week of college-based learning.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Interpreting and following drawings/diagrams and/or specifications for required component or assembly
  • Planning work activity, including resources, equipment, and tooling
  • Producing individual components, for example keys, pipework, threading, wiring looms, interfacing parts, motors, wiring cables
  • Re-furbishing components
  • Assembling components to produce equipment, machine, or system
  • Quality checking and adjusting components or assembly against required specification; for example testing and calibrating
  • Identifying and resolving problems with components or assembly; fault diagnosis
  • Handing over completed components or assembly, this may include storage and commissioning
  • Re-instating work area and equipment
  • Contributing to continuous improvement in component production or assembly

Job dimensions:

  • Geographic scope – Lucy Thame, all areas
  • Direct interaction with all members of Thame Quality personnel
  • Indirect daily engagement across all departments and management levels, UK and globally across QA departments
  • Use of hand, vibrating and electrical tools as required
  • Use of suitable PPE as jobs dictate
  • Regular manual handling methods to lift light to medium items whilst operating within safe lifting guidelines
  • Work in whole site areas involving moderate risk and requiring safety precautions, e.g. use of manual handling equipment, operating overhead cranes and calibration equipment in areas of relative noise
  • Use of substances covered under COSHH regulations
  • Use of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) equipment to support complex inspection and verification activities under controlled conditions
  • Calibration activities conducted on mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment and associated software functionality
  • Involvement within Thame site investigations to support business quality and product improvements and customer requirements

Future Prospects

Full support with additional training and a solid career pathway.

Reality Check

Benefits and perks:

  • Good starting salary
  • Diverse engineering experience
  • International exposure
  • Excellent progression opportunities

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Takes personal responsibility and resilient. For example, health and safety-first attitude, disciplined and responsible approach to risk, works diligently regardless of how much they are being supervised, accepts responsibility for managing their own time and workload and stays motivated and committed when facing challenges
  • Works effectively in teams. For example, integrates with the team, supports other people, considers implications of their own actions on other people and the business whilst working effectively to get the task completed
  • Effective communicator and personable. For example, open and honest communicator; communicates clearly using appropriate methods, listens well to others and have a positive, respectful attitude, adjusts approach to take account of equality and diversity considerations
  • A keen interest pursuing a career in engineering, alongside a commitment to continuously learn new skills
  • Focuses on quality and problem solving. For example, follows instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail, follows a logical approach to problem solving and seeks opportunities to improve quality, speed, and efficiency
  • Committed to continuous personal development. For example, reflects on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seeks opportunities to develop, adapts to different situations, environments or technologies and has a positive attitude to feedback and advice

Qualifications Required

5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English, maths, and a science or Technology subject.

Training Provided

Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • In-house Competency Training Plan (skills)
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME Knowledge) at College (1 day per week over 2 years)
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