Improvement Practitioner

Improvement Practitioners use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and tools to identify and lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes. Improvement Practitioners can be found across all sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT, property, retail, telecoms etc.

Typically, Practitioners lead smaller projects and/or play a key supporting role in a larger programme – tackling issues that may require swift problem solving, or re-occurring challenges that require in-depth analysis and the implementation of a range of effective and sustainable countermeasures. They are the focal point for all stakeholders and responsible for communication throughout a project. Typical activities include:

  • Identifying potential opportunities, diagnosing issues, proposing solutions and implementing changes and controls
  • Coaching teams and sharing best practice
  • When leading projects they may manage small teams ensuring motivation and momentum, and be responsible for the successful

Delivery

Here at KSA we understand that not all businesses are same, especially since the arrival of Covid-19 and the difficulties it brings. With this in mind we do not deliver ‘off the shelf apprenticeships’, we prefer to offer a personal service to match our clients needs.

KSA will work with your development team to develop & design a bespoke apprenticeship programme that focuses on tackling real issues within your business. We will ensure that any programme aligns to client strategies as well as offering the flexibility needed to fit in with your current day to day demands.

This approach sees our current client rating on the Find apprenticeship training website stand at 100% excellent, with our key strengths being identified as ‘Adapting to my needs’ ‘Communication with employers’ and ‘Improving apprentice skills’.

We have also seen further praise from Ofsted, with the following comments being extracted directly from our last report published 11/03/2020.

‘Leaders and managers have a clear vision and strategy for the programmes that they offer. They work with the employer closely to plan and deliver the curriculum to meet its workforce development needs. Apprentices develop significant new knowledge, skills and behaviours as a result of their studies. They learn the theory of improvement techniques and apply it to real work projects that have tangible business benefits.’

‘Staff plan and deliver the curriculum so that apprentices develop and apply their theory knowledge to challenging work-based projects. The employer is closely involved in identifying projects that are matched well to apprentices’ job responsibilities and their business needs.’

For further information on this standard see here