Process leader apprenticeship

Direct production activities and operations in various manufacturing sectors

As a process leader apprentice, you’ll dive into the heart of manufacturing operations, where products are crafted on a large scale or in bespoke workshops. Whether it’s assembly lines, metal processing, or pharmaceuticals, your role will span various sectors, honing skills that are transferable across industries. Your primary objective is to orchestrate production activities, leading teams to meet key performance indicators (KPIs) efficiently. You’ll manage budgets, resources, and quality resolutions, always looking to make things better. Safety and environmental compliance are also important, so you’ll be responsible for making sure everyone follows the rules. You’ll talk to team leaders, quality managers, and HR professionals, communicating corporate vision and strategy effectively. As a linchpin between departments, you’ll ensure alignment with core production goals, leveraging data to inform decision-making. The process leader apprenticeship offers a dynamic blend of leadership development and practical manufacturing experience, setting you up for success in different types of factories and workshops.


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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