The process leader programme develops the managerial, technical and safety capabilities of senior operators and team leaders allowing them to run projects, small teams or whole shifts more effectively.
There are three pathway options within the process leader apprenticeship; process specialist, management specialist or Health and Safety specialist.
Process Specialist – Emphasis on lean management and operations for those candidates who have more managerial experience but less in an operations setting. Excellent for those candidates moving departments or roles.
Management specialist – Emphasis on the management of operations for those candidates with high technical knowledge and experience across operations but with less managerial experience.
Health and Safety Specialist – Emphasis on health and safety for operations and warehouse logistics for those who are driving safety through people, systems and processes.
The broad purpose of a process leader is to undertake and direct production activities and operations and deliver against core production Key
Performance Indicators (KPIs).
A Process Leader apprentice will learn:
Candidates must have a Level 3 Process Tech or Manufacturing qualification or have equivalent relevant experience. The apprentice must also have or be capable of achieving GCSE/Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English prior to taking end-point assessment.
The Trailblazer employer group includes: Siemens, WHS Plastics, BMW UK, Activate Apprenticeships, Movetech, Mahle, Rolls Royce, Nasmyth Group, De La Rue, Bath ASU, Toyota, Nissan, CMFED, Textile Training, National Skills Academy for Food & Drink
DURATION – From 18 Months: It will typically take a minimum of 18 months to complete this apprenticeship, although the exact duration will be dependent on the previous experience of the individual. Cogent Skills Training will liaise with the employer to establish the duration of the programme.