Engineering Technician Apprentice (Quality/Inspection)

DKW Engineering - EP35571 - ENG

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Quality/Inspection Engineer for our client, DKW. Quality Engineers implement quality control systems and standards. You will be learning how to inspect and measure components using equipment including using Measuring Machines to ensure dimensional and geometric tolerances in customer drawings are met.

The role will include collaborating to develop and implement controls, investigate and troubleshoot product and production issues. You will learn how to develop corrective actions solutions, and improvements. Review specifications, and processes, you will be working as part of a team providing support and expertise in all areas of engineering.

As a Quality/Inspection Engineer apprentice this programme forms part of your companies succession planning for the future. The company will support your personal and professional development. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process

Throughout the duration of the Quality/Inspection apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  This will start as 18 months of day release when you will complete your foundation skills training.

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • General machining, fitting and assembly applications
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Assembling and Inspecting electronic circuits
  • General welding applications

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway to complete your skills development training in years 2 - 4 with your employer. Your Level 3 development programme will include:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Job Coach, and day release for 24 months to complete a Level 3 Btec technical certificate.

Overall duration 48 months

  • As a Quality/Inspection engineer apprentice, you will become competent monitoring deviations from customer and drawing requirements and report them in the appropriate way
  • Learn how to provide technical support for other internal and external functions
  • As a Quality/Inspection you will become competent in identifying engineering solutions to internal non-conformances (rejects), customer issues (NCR’s) and change requests within agreed timescales
  • Learn how to implement and support continuous improvement actions/projects and best practice replication throughout the company
  • As a Quality/Inspection engineer apprentice you will become competent in monitoring processes using root cause analysis and problem-solving tools to effectively resolve issues
  • Learn how to identify cost effective interventions to solve problems
  • As a Quality/Inspection engineer apprentice you will become competent contributing to a range of projects and work collaboratively with the manufacturing team


Monday to Thursday 07.30 – 16.30, Friday 07.30 – 12.30 (39 hrs)

Essential skills

  • 5 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.
  • Your motivation, drive and focus are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development
  • Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills

Desirable skills

  • You will be IT literate
  • You will be ojective, using factual information and data to make decsions
  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written writing skills

About the company

DKW Engineering has been providing subcontract manufacturing services globally to all industries since 1969. Our company has continually invested in the latest technology and sees training and development of our staff as critical to our future success. DKW’s Portsmouth facility is a modern clean and temperature-controlled environment, offering the best place for you and our engineering team to work. We produce both simple and complex milled/turned parts from a wide range of materials in various batch sizes. Our team offer a supportive environment focussed on delivering quality apprenticeships, this is a great opportunity to secure your part in our future. As part of our sustainability plan we are using solar panels to help provide power to our Portsmouth facility.

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please keep an eye on your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!