Metrology technician apprenticeship

Use, design and repair equipment for taking measurements

Metrology is the science of measurement and it takes place across a range of industries as diverse as advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare and space, and within all sizes of organisations. Important measurement activities can range from measuring galaxies to graphene, molecules, chemical pollutants, hip joints, aircraft, industrial emissions, and more. This work is carried out by skilled metrology technicians, who understand core measurement principles and practices, and whose role is to interpret and apply these while carrying out measurement activities in whichever industry they work. During the metrology technician apprenticeship, you’ll also identify measurement needs and plan and perform measurement tasks using tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programmes. You’ll learn how to comply with statutory regulations, along with the health and safety requirements, so you can carry out work with minimal supervision and take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work you undertake.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements for the metrology technician apprenticeship: Three GCSEs in English, maths and a relevant science subject, or equivalent qualifications. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £27,000 per annum

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