Measurement apprenticeship to bring increased productivity, efficiency and cost savings

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

EEF, The Manufacturer’s Organisation, has become the first training provider to license and roll out the National Physical Laboratory’s (NPL) curriculum to support the Metrology Technician Level 3 Standard. The curriculum is designed to enable UK industry to secure world class measurement skills to unlock productivity and efficiency gains, and will help apprentices gain a more in-depth understanding of measurement and its applications.

The full apprenticeship is equivalent to two A-level passes, allowing for an accessible, non-traditional route into measurement that is benchmarked to industry standards.

This fast track option will boost the appeal of a measurement career for apprentices, and will help to increase the rate of graduates/apprentices into full time measurement employment. This, in turn, will drive greater productivity, efficiency and cost savings across UK industry.

The NPL curriculum is also set to attract other training providers, who will be able to incorporate specific modules, which have been designed with the option to be selected separately for bespoke packages.

Phil Cooper, head of training at NPL, said: “Measurement underpins such a broad variety of sectors, including the aerospace, automotive and energy industries, so it is extremely important the UK takes hold of this opportunity to build a solid foundation of skills in this field. This will help to prove the worth of our products and services not only here but across the international market, and unlock potential in the UK economy.”

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