Quality Higher Apprenticeship

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Quality Assurance Engineer Apprenticeship – Siemens Healthineers - Sudbury

As one of the most innovative and influential players in medical devices, we offer ambitious students the chance to help shape the future of healthcare. Discover what you are capable of and join the Apprenticeship Programme at our Diagnostic Imaging business in Sudbury. Over the course of your apprenticeship, you’ll gain skills through on the job and formal training at college. Over time, you’ll take on more responsibility and accountability as your skills, knowledge and expertise increases.

The Quality Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to learn have active involvement within the Quality Assurance team and to drive continuous improvement across the sites. You’ll need to be available to begin this 14-month apprenticeship in September 2021 and will complete a Level 4 Quality Practitioner Apprenticeship in partnership with a local college.

Your mission and responsibilities:

·       Understand International Quality Standards and how they are applied to the organisation

·       Effective use of Quality Systems including internal audits, risk assessments, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Actions), and Catsweb system to name a few.

·       Support the Quality Operations team within the manufacturing environment through process improvements and CAPA support

·       Learn and understand correct documentation control processes and procedures

·       Effectively contribute and work with cross functional teams, support 5 S process, and comply with site Environmental, Health & Safety policy

·       Develop an understanding of the key departments within Siemens Healthineers and work closely with other Point of Care sites.

·       Gain a broad range of essential skills and knowledge including how to lead a meeting and manage a project                                                                                                                                  

Your qualifications and experience:

We are looking for forward-thinking, inquisitive candidates that demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Enjoys collaborating and can work effectively in teams to find innovative solutions
  • Be a confident communicator across all levels as well as take initiative for tasks
  • You can work independently, safely and responsibly; take ownership of challenges and ideas and are looking to develop your ability to drive and lead change
  • Works to a high standard and completes tasks diligently and quickly.
  • Able to develop skills in an engineering/maintenance/electronics discipline
  • An electrical background would be advantageous
  • Demonstrate an interest in digitalisation

You must have:

  • Educated to A Level standard of NVQ/BTEC or HNC
  • Minimum of five GCSEs at A*– C / 9 - 5 (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

What’s the application process?

On applying for the role, you’ll be taken through the following 3-stage process:

1. Online application – Please complete our online application and submit you CV, which will then be screened by our Talent Acquisition team.

2. Gamified assessment – You will be required to complete a 30-minute online test that assesses your skills and cognitive ability.

3. Assessment centre - If you're successful, you'll be invited to a virtual assessment centre including a strengths-based interview and group exercise.

The deadline for applications is 12th March 2021 however the opportunity may close early so we encourage you to apply now to avoid disappointment.

During the process, we're looking at your overall skills and personality so the best you can do is to simply be yourself. Remember, it's as much of an opportunity for you to get to know us, as well as allowing us to get to know you - it's very much a two-way process.


  • An apprenticeship salary
  • 26 days annual holiday
  • Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities including 2 paid volunteering days per year
  • Access to our flexible benefits from private medical insurance to gym memberships
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Support from our 24/7 employee assistance programme

In addition, we provide a flexible and dynamic environment with the space to stretch beyond your comfort zone in order to grow both personally and professionally. Our unique team spirit arises from embracing different perspectives and you will join a diverse network of graduate and early career professionals.

About Siemens Healthineers:

Siemens Healthineers is a leading medical technology company with a 170-year legacy of first-to-market technologies and product innovations. Passionately driven by empowering healthcare providers to better help their patients, our technologies touch an estimated 5 million patients globally every day. We are committed to helping healthcare providers to succeed and work in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine as well as digital health and enterprise services.

Recently celebrating 80 years of manufacturing excellence, our Sudbury site designs and assembles blood, urine and diabetes analysis instruments. With our point-of-care testing systems, Siemens Healthineers delivers lab-accurate, actionable, and timely results on the spot. You can find more information here.

Being part of our team:

Our success comes from our people – we are around 50,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries who are passionate about innovating the future of healthcare. You can hear directly from our current and past apprentices on our careers page.

Change is a constant aspect of our work. We aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it. That’s why we want you to seek, implement and celebrate your best ideas. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Ltd

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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