Business Improvement Techniques Apprenticeship

The Lean Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) Apprenticeship is the core product in Lean in the UK. Run over 13 months 100% onsite, the Lean BIT programme requires a minimum 6 candidates and involves classroom based training to teach candidates the essential methodologies of Lean followed by practical onsite Lean projects designed to teach candidates how to identiy and remove waste throughout their organisation. Post completion candidates will have the knowledge to complete projects themselves without aid from Track Trainings tutors, allowing for a Lean Continuous Improvement culture to be created where employees constantly identify and remove waste from the companies processes. 

Track Training have provided Lean Business Improvement Techniques to organisations of all sizes throughout England and Wales in a variety of industries, always ensuring quantifiable Return On Investment (ROI) in our customers operations and visible improvements throughout our customers sites. Lean is relevant for any industry and every department, often working well with cross-functional teams to allow for fresh eyed perspectives throughout an organisation.    

Lean is the concept of Continuous Improvement first developed in Japan by the Toyota car company. It is a systematic method for teaching staff to identify and remove waste from within a companies operations without sacrificing productivity or quality. The traditional 8 Deadly wastes identified by Taiichi Ohno are below, when a company is properly utilising Lean its staff are constantly identifying the below wastes throughout the companies processes and identifying ways to remove them.

8 Wastes of Lean

Transport—Moving of people, products and information around the business

Inventory—Storage of excess goods and materials

Motion— Excess motion created by overcomplicated process

Waiting—No value created by bottlenecks

Overproducing—Producing more than is immediately required

Over processing—Undertaking more steps than are required

Defects—Not right first time

Staff Potential—Staff not being utilised to their greatest potential


By the end of the programme, employees will benefit from;

  • A clearer understanding of their responsibilities to improve the efficiency and productivity of their organisation
  • The opportunity to develop new skills and gain relevant job specific knowledge
  • A nationally recognised qualification accredited with EAL


Employers will benefit from;

  • Improved staff performance and motivation
  • Improvements in the quality of service
  • The cost saving methodologies to achieve sustainable improvements

Mandatory Units

  • Statutory Regulations
  • 5S
  • Visual Management Systems
  • Kaizen
  • Effective Team Working
Optional Units (1 for BIT Level 2, 3 for BIT Level 3)

  • Flow Process Analysis
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Kanban
  • SMED
  • FMEA
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Lead Time Analysis

  • Perei Group Ltd. Testimonial

    Perei Group Limited are manufacturers of LED lighting systems to a range of Tier One automotive companies such as Mclaren and Aston Martin. Excellent design and exceptional quality in all processes are paramount to enter and maintain supply chains at this level and Perei have invested heavily in their skills base from operative to senior management level to maintain and improve their standards. Track Training Limited have been instrumental in assisting Perei to implement Lean and Business Improvement Techniques linked to an internal Management development programme accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Emta Awards Ltd (EAL). Perei's Operations Manager, Steve Bamber said: "Track Training have been very professional and met with us on numerous occasions to better understand our business needs before developing a flexible and affordable Lean and Supervisory Management development programme tailored to the skills needs of our business, whilst offering nationally accredited qualifications from Level 1 to 5”.       

    Steve Bamber, Operations Manager, Perei Group Ltd.

  • Realwood International Ltd Testimonial

    Realwood International wanted to secure new contracts in their supply chain and needed to implement quality systems linked to a Lean improvement programme to drive efficiency. Track Training helped devise an effective and affordable continuous improvement programme for our business that helped us achieve some real impacts, whilst being flexible to our business needs”.       

    Kevin Moody, Managing Director, Realwood International Ltd