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“Improving operational performance focuses on roles in engineering or manufacturing operations within a variety of sectors”

The improving operational performance apprenticeship will train you in the fundamental skills of a wide variety of engineering, manufacturing, assembly and process operator roles. The performing engineering operations pathway will give you a basic all-round grounding in engineering operations and techniques, in metal working, plant and machine operations, quality control, routine inspection and testing, production of parts using computer controlled equipment and basic maintenance activity. The performing manufacturing operations pathway focuses on training apprentices to operate effectively in a manufacturing environment. As an apprentice, you could work in the assembly of electrical and electronic products, vehicles, metal goods, moulded products and more. The third pathway centres on the proven tools and techniques of lean process and quality improvement activities. It is designed to support continuous improvement by promoting effective team working and developing lean skills across the wider workforce.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, particularly where strong practical skills are demonstrated

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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