the ability to:
- Develop and monitor measurement capability and capacity within own area of responsibility to support strategic planning.
- Investigate and suggest changes to process control activities to ensure compliance with contractual, organisational and industry procedures and requirements.
- Participate in risk assessments, assess outcomes and make suitable recommendations for change to processes and procedures, as appropriate.
- Plan and manage resources to meet the needs and objectives of the organisation and its customers.
- Plan, manage, monitor and evaluate measurement activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development, continuous improvement and supports good practice.
- Diagnose and solve complex problems in relation to measurement activities and take corrective and preventative action as appropriate.
- Participate in and provide advice on internal and external audits ensuring verification, validation, quality assurance, quality control, compliance and identify process improvement opportunities, where applicable.
- Develop communication channels and build effective relationships, by engaging colleagues, customers and stakeholders and presenting information in a clear and concise way, to meet organisational requirements.
- Produce and confirm records, reports and other measurement documentation, as required.
- Verify, analyse, evaluate, validate and store measurement information, results and data in line with organisational procedures and specifications to support measurement and continuous improvement activities.
- Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, regulation, industry and organisational policies and procedures and requirements relating to safe working practices.
- Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, national and international standards, industry and organisational procedures and requirements relating to codes of conduct when managing measurement activities.
Knowledge – understanding of:
- 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 the how these relate to the business environment in which the organisation operates.
- Commercial and contractual obligations including forecasts, budgets, cost and performance monitoring techniques.
- The appropriate mathematical, scientific and systems analysis techniques and analytical methods to support measurement processes, systems and software.
- 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.
- 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, constantly seeking to maximise and improve own and others performance.
- Is inquisitive and conscientious, seeking feedback from customers and stakeholders, considering its impact on own area of responsibility, the organisation and the industry.
- 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.
- Is reliable and takes responsibility for any direct reports, and own actions and decisions.
- Is confident and has the ability to represent, and champion own, organisational and industry views, needs and objectives. Can challenge the status quo, as required.
- Is Committed to continuous professional development, keeps up to date with advances in measurement science and expands own Metrology skills and knowledge through a variety of methods.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Most candidates will be expected to have achieved GCSEs in English and maths and a relevant science subject. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered.
Apprentices without level 2 in English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment
Typically 36 months, but a minimum of 12 months, depending on prior qualifications and relevant experience.
Professional Qualifications / Recognition
This is a Level 5 apprenticeship. It 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.
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";