Systems thinking practitioner apprenticeship

Support decision makers in strategic and leadership roles

This role is designed to solve complex problems that cannot be addressed by any one organisation or person, but which require cross-boundary collaboration within and between organisations. The broad purpose of your role is to support decision makers in leadership roles to understand and address complex problems through the provision of expert analysis, advice and facilitation. Examples of work could include: reducing plastics use in the bottled drinks industry, developing sustainable international food production and supply systems, developing combined diplomatic and military options for unstable regions, and addressing climate change. During the systems thinking practitioner apprenticeship, you’ll interact with decision makers, strategists and policy makers, and develop a skill set that includes collaborative enquiry and analysis using systemic models, tools and ways of working, gathering evidence, development of options for intervention and investment, facilitation of dialogue, and navigate any power dynamics and politics that may ensue. This is a challenging role and you’ll need to be practical, professional and open-minded.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements for the systems thinking practitioner apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000

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