What is Takt Time?

Takt Time Takt time is the ‘heartbeat’ of the manufacturing process. It is the frequency at which one part should be produced to match the Customer requirement. Takt is the German word for beat and represents the pace at which the Customer requires the product. Takt is used to determine the rate at which part […]

Top 5 reasons to hire an apprentice

The first two quarters of the 20/21 academic year saw over 161,900 apprenticeships start1. Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly popular way to bridge the skills gap in organisations and introduce young people into work. So, if you’re looking to fill a gap in your team, here’s why you should consider hiring an apprentice. Top 5 […]

Continuous Improvement in Rail Engineering

Examples of Continuous Improvement in Rail Engineering Continuous improvement is an approach where all staff seek out, support and implement changes to make the services and products they provide better quality and more cost-effective. The benefits of continuous improvement are substantial and more valuable at a time when financial budgets are severely constrained. Through making […]

Qualitrain Awarded Best Performance Improvement Training Provider 2021

Award Winning Business Improvement Training We are absolutely thrilled to not only have been nominated for a Midlands Enterprise Award, but to have gone on to win: Best Performance Improvement Training Provider 2021! The award reflects the dedication and hard work the whole Qualitrain team put into bettering our support and services during extraordinary circumstances […]

Ofsted success for Qualitrain

Qualitrain are thrilled to receive a Good rating following a recent inspection from Ofsted. The inspection took place from the 21st – 24th  September 2021 at Qualitrain’s Alfreton based Head Office, with Quality Director, Alan Bates, leading the team. Ofsted recognised that regardless of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of our apprentices […]

Adient Seating Apprenticeship Success

Congratulations to the first of two cohorts at Adient Seating UK Ltd, for successfully completing their Level 3 Team Leader/ Supervisor Apprenticeships! The team have worked consistently hard throughout some uncertain times and adapted well when moving to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team recently attended a celebratory presentation organised by their employer, […]

How to identify Lean Six Sigma projects

Simply, Lean means creating more value for customers with fewer resources.  A Lean Organisation understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value creation process that has zero waste. Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating […]

Distinction success for Wattrus Group Ltd

Qualitrain would like to extend a well-deserved congratulations to Ian Lynam, Gemma Orme, Jennifer Davenport and Thomas Peyton of Wattrus Group Ltd, who recently completed their L3 Team Leader / Supervisor apprenticeship. Throughout the qualification, the delegates were taught the skills and knowledge needed to manage teams and projects to meet agreed goals, which included […]

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Vacancy

About the job Due to continued success and ongoing expansion, an exciting opportunity has arisen for 1 Black Belt Trainer to deliver Green Belt (Practitioner) and Black Belt (Specialist) apprenticeships across the UK to support the growth of our provision. We are keen to hear from people who have extensive experience teaching and coaching Lean […]

Understanding the Lean Six Sigma Belts

Mastering the Lean Six Sigma Belts Lean Six Sigma is a powerful range of skills and techniques that have been used to optimise the performance of an organization for decades. The tools identify waste within business processes that do not add value for the customer and then eliminate them. Doing this results in streamlined processes that are more efficient, add value for the customer and can increase profit margins.  Today’s leading organisations adopt […]

Rolling Stock Networking Exhibition 2021

We are delighted to announce that once again, we will be exhibiting at the Rolling Stock Networking Exhibition, held at Derby Arena, on the 30th September 2021. RSN 2021 is a Full Scale, truly International, indoor Rail show focused specifically on Passenger and Freight Rolling Stock, Technical Enhancements, Depot Equipment, Ancillary Services and the Rail […]

What is End Point Assessment?

What is End Point Assessment? At the end of their training, an apprentice undertakes a the final “exam” called End Point Assessment (EPA). This assesses the learner’s work and competency in the subject, ultimately providing the apprentice and employer with an overall result. How does it work? All apprenticeships are built to an apprenticeship standard […]