Apprenticeship Standards Lean Manufacturing Operative

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This level 2 apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 12-18 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a lean manufacturing operative role.

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A lean manufacturing operative will be expected to carry out their work safely and meet the exacting quality standards demanded in a fast paced and efficient processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator through process ownership. A lean manufacturing operative can be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively e.g. automotive manufacturing – multi models manufacturing results in the manufacturing of different models of vehicle with different specification variants within a high volume environment.

They will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies & procedures. 

Examples of the job titles from across the manufacturing sector that would be covered within this standard are: team member production; manufacturing production operative; manufacturing assembly operative; manufacturing inspection/quality assurance operative; manufacturing logistics operative; manufacturing material handling operative; manufacturing process/finishing operative.

Mandatory requirement

Apprentices without English and mathematics at level 1 will need to achieve this and those without level 2 will need to take the tests for level 2 prior to taking the EPA.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those for whom this is their primary language.

Mandatory qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Lean Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills)

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