Quality Apprentice - Pitstone

Apply From: 17th of January 2020
Application Deadline:
Start Date: 1st of September 2020

Department: Quality

Number of roles: 1

Start Date: September 2020

Job Description:

The apprenticeship role will be split in to cover the main sections of the Quality function at SAFRAN Electrical and Power in Pitstone, including:

  • Quality assurance in operations: The operations area will include working with the day to day manufacturing of parts built at Pitstone and working towards compliance and identifying and driving improvement opportunities

  • New programme introduction (NPI): New Programme Introduction (NPI) is where the newest products to the business start their life, and quality plays a key role as if we need to ensure that we start as we mean to go on even in a more dynamic environment

  • Quality management system (QMS): The Quality Management system is what governs and drives the business to meet out regulatory requirements as our other approvals; it sits behind everything we do.



  • Working within our QRQC process to remove holdups to production as quickly as possible

  • Running material review boards (MRB) to resolve individual problems with product

  • Reporting and presenting data to show areas where we need to improve

  • Investigating and reporting on customer returns

  • Working with the team to make sure that we are following our processes

  • Working with the team as to how to overcome problems within our QMS

  • Developing an understanding of the whole project rather than just quality

  • Taking part and contributing to programme reviews

  • Taking part and contributing to risk reviews

  • Reporting out on our progress of the project from a quality stand point




  • A level grade A to C

  • Practical problem solving - driving investigations to the real cause and then prevent re-occurrence

  • Containment – when problems occur using the right approach to stop the problem getting worse

  • Understanding of regulations and standards – these are what forms the basis of what we can and cannot do

  • Auditing – one of the key techniques for assuring the business that we are doing what we say we do, and identifying areas that we can improve

  • Driving closure – when non-conformances are found working together to drive the closure of actions



  • Continuous learning and development opportunities.

  • Modern Manufacturing Site 

  • 25 days paid holiday

  • A comprehensive pension scheme

  • Employee funded voluntary private healthcare

  • Sporting activities linked to our wellbeing programme

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