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'll need experience in project management and quality control for the industry you work in.
An HND, degree or postgraduate qualification in quality management or business studies may be helpful. For certain industries, you may also need a specific qualification for that industry.
You may be able to join a company's management trainee scheme. In manufacturing, engineering or science, you could start as a quality control technician and work your way up to a management role.
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)
National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE. Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.
Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.
- 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 £35,000