Metrology technician

Metrology technician

Identify measurement needs and plan and perform measurement tasks

Metrology is the science of measurement. Metrology 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 important 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. In the metrology technician role, you’ll also identify measurement needs and plan and perform measurement tasks using tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programs.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements: 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: £25,000 per annum

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