Process leader apprenticeship

Direct production activities and operations in various manufacturing sectors

A process leader is found in organisations with high volume manufacturing or advanced manufacturing processes in which large volumes of products are made in assembly, moulding, metal processing, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, textiles, food and drink, or similar processes. They are also found in organisations with engineering operations or low volume manufacturing processes in which lower volumes of products are made in a bespoke or workshop environment. During the process leader apprenticeship, you’ll effectively lead and manage large teams, as well as provide technical input and direction to your own team and to others. You’ll be responsible for determining and managing budgets and resources, undertaking and managing quality resolutions, managing health and safety, ensuring staff are compliant with all requirements, driving improvements, and using project management tools to plan, organise and manage resources, monitor progress, identify risks and mitigation. You’ll also develop, build and motivate team members, as well as manage performance and industrial relations.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and business studies

Entry requirements for the process leader apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £29,000 per annum

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