Improvement Technician Standard – Caterpillar
Improvement Technicians are responsible for delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, often associated with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They can be found across all industry sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT etc.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
Improvement Technician is an apprenticeship to work as a member of an operational team to resolve problems, preventing re-occurrence, engaging others in issues affecting them and to support the improvement of performance. Typical activities include:
- Engaging team members in the identification of improvement opportunities and relevant countermeasures and controls
- Initiating and facilitating improvement activities through to confirmed resolution
- Providing local expertise in business improvement methods and basic tools to team
Typically the apprentice will require GCSE grade 4 in Maths, English and Science
What will you learn?
An Improvement Technician apprentice will learn project management, team working, problem solving, process mapping and communication skills.
How will you learn?
The knowledge and skills are typically learnt in the workplace with some classroom based delivery required.
What will you need to bring with you?
All requirements for PPE will be provided to the apprentice by the employer.
How will you be assessed?
There will be two phases of training to ensure that apprentices meet this apprenticeship standard, in line with specified employer requirements.
The foundation phase will be intensive off-the-job training focused on developing the apprentice’s core skills, knowledge and behaviour, allowing them to work effectively with supervision in a largely simulated working environment. The tasks will be aligned to the job role to develop a range of core technical knowledge and skills. By the end of this phase, the apprentice will therefore be able to demonstrate, under independent test conditions, that they can deploy the relevant skills and occupational behaviours.
There will be an employer endorsement as part of the final assessment of this phase to ensure that the apprentice has demonstrated full competence against the knowledge, skills and behaviours in this apprenticeship standard. The employer will sign off that the apprentice is ‘job ready’ as a competent improvement technician.
The completion of the apprenticeship standard will typically lead to job roles such as Continuous Improvement Engineer, Process Technician, Operational Excellence/Lean Engineer
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
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Course Information for Employers
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What is required from the employer in the workplace?
Behaviours expected within the role
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What progression can my apprentice expect after completion of their apprenticeship?
What job roles will this apprenticeship be suitable for?
Will the college help me find an apprentice?
You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website
If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 387421
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 22, 2021 3:56 pm