Continuous Improvement Apprentice

Certas Energy Retail Ltd
302, Bridgewater Place, Warrington, WA3 6XG
£173.25 to £334.13 per week
03 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
You will join our existing Continuous Improvement team, within our Operations department.

The key function of this role is to support the Continuous Improvement team with the delivery of initiatives using Lean methodology.

This will include:
  • Updating project documentation
  • Producing and distributing key reports, and analysing data
  • Working with key stakeholders across the business, you will work to help embed changes into the organisational culture

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to understand complex processes and systems quickly and identify potential areas of improvement
  • Interest in Lean philosophy and principles (e.g. value stream mapping, kaizen, 5S, etc.)
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft Excel particularly important) and a good general level of technical competence.

Personal qualities

  • Strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to distil complex ideas and data into meaningful insights

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English Minimum Grade C/4 at GCSE (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • At the end of their apprenticeship, it is expected that the Continuous Improvement Apprentice will join the Continuous Improvement team as a full-time Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • Alternatively, having gained significant understanding and experience of Lean methodologies and Certas Energy's ways of working, the Continuous Improvement Apprentice will be well-placed to take up roles in other Operations teams such as (but not limited to) Routing, Depot Operations, or Logistics Administration

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

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