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Lean Manufacturing – Intermediate Apprenticeship

12 – 15 months
Mainly in workplace
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.

Course Info

The Manufacturing Industry offers an exciting and varied career both in the UK & abroad providing a broad spectrum of opportunities for people to work in a technically advanced and innovative environment.

Businesses within the sector range from small family run manufacturing operations to large multi-national companies driving the countries growth & wealth.

The UK’s Manufacturing Industry is highly regarded worldwide for its innovation and manufacturing excellence and requires a high degree of skill & knowledge across all levels of their organisations.

You will learn:

  • Health & Safety: Relevant statutory, organisational and health and safety regulations relating to lean manufacturing operations and safe practices
  • Environmental:Compliance procedures/systems in line with regulatory requirements e.g. ISO 14001 or other relevant environmental standards
  • Production:Their individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation and the flexibility required to deliver products to meet customers costs/delivery targets/requirements e.g. Just in time (JIT)
  • Lean Manufacturing Operations:Manufacturing standard operation procedures (SOPs) adherence and development of lean processes
  • Quality Control:Process equipment monitoring, data collection, error proofing and operating procedures e.g. ISO 9002 or other relevant quality standards
  • Problem Solving:The tools and methods of effective problem solving using data, reports and documents to resolve production related issues e.g. A3 report, graphs, matrices and escalate concerns
  • Continuous Improvement: How to study and identify ways to improve the safety, quality, cost or process efficiency using lean manufacturing tools e.g. kaizen
  • Communication: How to share information using a range of methods within the manufacturing environment e.g. oral, written, electronic, information boards, visual displays
  • Work Place Organisation:How to maintain a safe and efficient work site through work place organisation e.g. 5s and process ownership

Your training officer will guide you through your apprenticeship and plan delivery to work around you and your job role. They will visit you in the workplace to support you with your course work and evidence collection and to conduct progress reviews with you and your employer. You will still be expected to continue to work, attend college and submit work during college holidays and your training officer will still be available to you.

There is a mandatory requirement for you to be given 20% of your apprenticeship time to complete off job learning. It is important that your employer is supportive of you on your learning journey and ensures that you are giving this time during normal paid working hours.

Teaching

  • Various Start DatesYour training officer will guide you through your apprenticeship and plan delivery to work around you and your job role. They will visit you in the workplace to support you with your course work and evidence collection and to conduct progress reviews with you and your employer. You will still be expected to continue to work, attend college and submit work during college holidays and your training officer will still be available to you.There is a mandatory requirement for you to be given 20% of your apprenticeship time to complete off job learning. It is important that your employer is supportive of you on your learning journey and ensures that you are giving this time during normal paid working hours.Throughout your apprenticeship you will be preparing for your end point assessment which is conducted by an external assessment organisation. You and your employer will agree when you can pass into the gateway and begin your end point assessment components:
    • Observation with questions & answers
    • Professional discussion

    Functional skills, if required, can be completed on your college day release with the functional skills tutors.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.