Will manage and monitor the effectiveness of quality control measures in the delivery of products or services. They may run tests to see whether the service or products provided are to the required standard, they will design systems or policies to fix problems to improve customer satisfaction. They will also ensure that products and service are legally compliant.
You can get into this job through:
You could do a degree or postgraduate qualification in:
- production management
- business studies
- human resources management
- business administration
You may need a degree that is specific to the industry you want to work in, like science, construction, engineering or pharmaceuticals.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
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You could work as a quality control assistant and move into quality assurance management by doing training on the job, for example through the Chartered Quality Institute.
You could apply for jobs directly if you've got experience in quality control and management from other industries.
An understanding of British quality standards and working methods will be useful when applying for jobs in quality control.
Knowledge of business improvement methods like lean management and Six Sigma will also be helpful.
Career Path and Progression
With experience, you could move into senior management or work as a freelance consultant.
Other options include careers in health and safety, project management and business analysis.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Management consultant
- Measurement and control engineer
- Quality control assistant
- Operational researcher
- Production manager (manufacturing)
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good at organising and planning
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to be persuasive if necessary
- Good problem solving skills
- Able to work well within a team
£23,000 to £55,000