Quality control and planning engineers plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability.


  • Participates in training and supervision.
  • Gives evidence in court.
  • Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
  • Organises support and develops care plans to address service users’ needs.
  • Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
  • Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
  • Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
  • Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 22% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£32,594 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for quality control or planning engineer is £32,594

1,903 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,903. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for quality control or planning engineer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £32,594 per year. That is about £2,716 per month or £16.71 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,577, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,275

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,903 people are employed in the region.

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