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Improvement Technician

APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 3
 Improvement Technician 

Start date: Flexible

Typical duration: 18 Months

Improvement Technicians are responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement processes within an area of responsibility, often associated with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They help organisations to form and maintain a culture of continuous improvement, and deliver financial benefits through revenue improvement, cost reductions and cost avoidance.

 

‘Lean Six Sigma’ is powerful combination of the ‘Lean’ and ‘Six Sigma’ methodologies. ‘Lean’ has a focus on eliminating process waste, increasing process speed and minimising lead times. ‘Six Sigma’ has a focus on eliminating process defects and process variation. The principles are applicable to both the manufacturing and service sectors. Typically, Technicians work as a member of an operational team to resolve problems - preventing re-occurrence, engaging others in issues affecting them and to support the improvement of performance.

 

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MONTH 1

Introduction to programme, including setting expectations

MONTH 2

Compliance and Health and Safety

MONTH 3

Self Development 

MONTH 4

Project Management 

MONTH 5

Change Management 

MONTH 6

 

Principles and Methods

MONTH 7

Project Selection and Scope

MONTH 8

Problem Definition

MONTH 9

Mapping and Data

MONTH 10

Statistics, capability and performance

MONTH 11

Experimentation

MONTH 12

Sustainability and Control Measures

MONTHS 12-14

END-POINT ASSESSMENT

Multiple Choice Test, Project report with presentation and discussion, Professional discussion