Operators who work as process, plant or machine operatives account for 14% of the workforce in the engineering and manufacturing (around 167,000 people) industry, in England and Wales.
Employers really want to help their employees fill any skills gaps. They want to improve things like work experience, staff training, motivation, and the ability of the workforce to keep up with change. Technical, practical and job-specific skills are really worth investing in, with problem solving, team working and general communication skills, being close behind.
Is this the right apprenticeship for you?
To enter this pathway you’re most likely to be a school leaver, completed your GCSE studies and perhaps have some vocational activity. However, you may have experience from working in the sector and you’re now seeking to become qualified by doing an apprenticeship programme.
The NVQ Diploma in business improvement techniques qualification is nationally recognised. With this qualification you’ll be able to contribute improvement ideas which you can apply to any environment. This qualification is valued by employers - it really demonstrates that you have a grasp of continuous improvement, which is a tried and tested method in industry.
What will you learn and study?
This qualification includes learning effective communication, problem solving, organisational skills, team building and the principles of continuous improvement. You’ll learn to spot and remove waste from processes- saving both time and money for your employer.
After learning the principles of continuous improvement you’ll be tasked with carrying out improvement projects which can be demonstrated and measured in the business. These changes will be used to support the fact that you have understood the principles of business improvement.
What you can do after?
Business Improvement Techniques (RQF) at Level 2 is all about be involved in continuous improvement. A natural progression once you have qualified is to do the Level 3 qualification in Business Improvement techniques which is about leading continuous improvement within your organisation.
After finishing this apprenticeship in Business Improvement Techniques, you can enter or develop a role as:
- Materials Handler
- B-IT Administration Operative
- B-IT Quality Control Operative
- B-IT Shopfloor Operative
I’m interested, where do I go from here?
Just get in touch with DTS, you can click this link and fill in an expression of interest form, and we’ll get right back to you. Or give us a call 9-5 Monday – Friday and let us know what you are interested in, then we can take it from there.