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Job Description

Quantity Control Technicians are employed in many different industries, you will usually work in a team supervised by the Quality Control Manager.  Task could include dealing with customer feedback, reviewing and updating quality control procedures, training new staff and producing reports.  You will also have other tasks that are specific to the industry that you are working in.

Entry Requirements

You'll usually need GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) or A levels, as well as experience or industry qualifications.

You could study for a foundation degree, HND or degree which includes quality control options, for example in production management.

You could get into this job as an apprentice and work your way up to a quality control job.

Career Path and Progression

With experience and training you could move into supervisory, management or research jobs.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Quality assurance manager
  • Manufacturing systems engineer
  • Measurement and control engineer
  • Non-destructive testing technician
  • 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.

Required Skills

  • the ability to use your technical knowledge to design policies
  • organisational skills

Starting Salary

£15,000 to £18,000

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