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Operations and quality improvement apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the operations and quality improvement sector.

Operations and quality control makes the manufacturing industry more competitive through improved, more cost-efficient products

Training opportunities

You’ll be trained to improve the quality of goods and/or services produced by the company you work for.

You don’t necessarily have to stay in manufacturing. The apprenticeship provides you with plenty of transferable skills, such as analytical and leadership abilities, which you could use in other sectors.

Types of apprenticeships

This is an advanced level apprenticeship. You could train in specialised roles like:

  • business improvement co-ordinator
  • continuous improvement facilitator
  • continuous improvement champion
  • change implementation facilitator
  • business analyst (process improvement)
  • lean manufacturing specialist
  • industrial engineer
  • process co-ordinator
  • cell leader
  • production leader
  • assembly group leader
  • quality selection leader
  • continuous improvement champion (quality)
  • quality improvement engineer (lean manufacturing)
  • six sigma specialist (new product development and introduction)
  • six sigma quality and reliability co-ordinator

Apply for an operations and quality improvement apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education