Level 3 Improvement Technician Apprentice EPWIN GROUP PLC

This exciting opportunity is for anybody wanting a career in Continuous Improvement, learning to use the lean toolbox to actively identify need and opportunity for improvement. Improvement Technicians will be responsible for delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, associated with Lean and Six Sigma methods.

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Closing date: 05 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 May 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will use tried and tested tools and techniques to participate in improvement-based projects with a range of stake holders with operations. Working to the company's objectives related to improving efficiency whilst reducing cost through identification and elimination of the lean 8 wastes.

Day-to-day duties could involve:

  • Supporting the Divisional Continuous Improvement Leader with building CI Awareness
  • Delivery of “on-the-floor” Project Plans
  • Supporting the embedding of 5S Methodology & activities within the sites
  • Analysing data focusing on KPI performances, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Working in line with and Promoting all Health & Safety standards
  • Working with the SHEQ Team on Projects
  • Delivery of Lean Tool Training both classroom and “on-the-floor” based

The training you will be getting

This is a level 3 Improvement Technician apprenticeship qualification, delivered over a period of 15 months. The apprentice will attend 12 monthly sessions at In-Comm Training Services in Telford, TF3 3AJ, and the remainder of the apprenticeship will be spent on the job alongside monthly assessment visits.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There will be a full-time opportunity once the apprenticeship has been completed. The salary will be reviewed after 12-months and there will be further opportunity to gain more qualifications and develop and progress onto higher qualifications or apprenticeships.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Clean and tidy approach, Punctual and adaptable, Polite manner, Positive approach, Clear and accurate, Able to encourage others, Health & Safety Awareness, Lean Techniques Awareness, Experience of working in LEAN


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade 9-5) Essential

About the employer

The Group has grown both organically and by acquisition to become the leading manufacturer of energy efficient and low maintenance building products for the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement, social housing and new build markets in the UK. The Group serves the trade, retail, new build and social housing sectors through a nationwide network of merchants, plastics stockists, window, door and conservatory manufacturers and installers. Our products are designed and manufactured in-house to suit the needs of our end-user markets and are sold under established and trusted brands. We have a wide product range to cater for all requirements and are constantly investing and innovating in new processes, products and services.




Stafford Park 6



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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Improvement technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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