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Engineering Apprenticeships
Framework – FR03102

Improving Operational Performance (England)

Apprenticeship Information

The Improving Operational Performance framework incorporates three pathways (Performing Engineering Operations Level 2, Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 and Business Improvement Techniques Level 2) that equip apprentices with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled and operator level. The Business Improvement Techniques pathway ensures that business processes are planned and executed as efficiently as possible, identifying and, minimising waste whilst ensuring the highest quality.

Level 2, Pathway 3: Intermediate Level in Business Improvement Techniques

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance - Pathway 3: Business Improvement Techniques*

*Semta has produced an Apprentice ERR workbook that is available from:

Framework – FR03108

Operations and Quality Improvement (England)

Apprenticeship Information

This Operations and Quality Improvement Advanced Apprenticeship framework has been produced in partnership with major employers and their supply chains to develop a pool of talent across the UK to support businesses to become more productive and remain competitive often in global markets. The framework components set out the skills, knowledge and understanding employees will require in order to support businesses to identify and then deliver continuous and sustainable quality, cost, delivery improvements for existing or new products, processes and/or services. Typical job roles could include Business Improvement Co-ordinators, Lean Manufacturing Facilitators, Production Team Leaders and Six Sigma Quality and Reliability Co-ordinators.

Level 3, Pathway 1: Business-Improvement Techniques


*Semta has produced an Apprentice ERR workbook that is available from:
What are Apprenticeships?
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can apply.

Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. The minimum salary is £2.73 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

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