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Qualifications Engineer



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  • Case Study »
    • Anna's job title is Qualification Engineer. She works for a company called Megger, which makes electrical test equipment for several industries. 
    • What does Qualification Engineer mean? A manufacturer (Megger in this case) sells products in a global market. This market needs regulations or rules to make sure products are safe for people that buy them. 
    • Anna's job is to make sure products pass those rules so it can be safely sold in a global market. Those rules are mainly a series of testing processes.
  • Did you know? »
    • This job has variety every day. One day, Anna can work with mechanical engineers, another time with software engineers, as well as write test plans and test reports.
  • Routes »
    • University: You could do a foundation degree or higher national diploma in engineering before applying for a job.
    • College: You can take a college course, which would teach you some of the skills needed in the job.
    • Apprenticeship: You could do an engineering technician advanced apprenticeship, which could be used to work in different industries. You could also do an intermediate or advanced engineering apprenticeship for your particular industry.
  • Entry Requirements »


    • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science
    • 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
    • 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
    • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
    • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
    • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Ability to work well in a team
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Communication skills
  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Work within a wider team of professionals: Design Team,
    2. Supplier and Manufacturing with the overall aim of making sure that the final products are safe.
    3. Meet customer expectations while keeping the manufacturing process as effective and cost-efficient as possible.
    4. Set out appropriate test and acceptable results
    5. Use problem solving skills to fix issues
    6. Maintain accuracy of the document
    7. Opportunities to work in different industries
    8. Continuous improvement of process
    9. Prevent failure
    10. Prevent risk
    11. Sometimes is possible work from home

  • Other roles that may interest you »
    • Quality Manager
    • Application Engineer
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