Becoming a Lean Six Sigma Apprentice
It is with great excitement that we can announce today (1st August 2020) that the ISSP is now a registered End Point Assessor Organisation (EPAO) for the business improvement apprenticeship standards – initially being able to assess all 4 improvement standards, from Yellow Belt through to Master Black Belt.
Organisations can use their apprenticeship levy funding to train individuals from Yellow Belt through to Master Black Belt, with delegates earning a level 3-6 in continuous improvement. Any company which engages in this training must identify a potential EPAO to assess the training and recommend an apprenticeship be awarded to
As of today the ISSP has become one of only a handfull of organisations in the UK to offer this service to companies and apprenticeship
Members across all levels have access to our Knowledge Centre which contains articles, research, case studies and also a personal CPD programme, designed to assist with the Six Sigma learning process and provide information for potential job opportunities posted on the site.
Joining ISSP is an opportunity to join an elite network of individuals and to get involved with this growing sector, whether you are a Master Black Belt or just getting started in the field. It is a chance not just to develop your own skills, but also to influence the Six Sigma field in its widest sense.
The role of improvement practitioners: 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 organizational 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.