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Celebrating Success: AB Agri Improvement Apprenticeships

Following the completion of the latest continuous improvement apprenticeships cohort at AB Agri, we caught up with Adam Grimwood, Head of Performance Improvement, and the learners graduating the Improvement Practitioner and Improvement Technician programmes.

Celebrating Success: Continuous Improvement Apprenticeships at AB Agri

We always like to share in the success of our learners, so to attend the AB Agri continuous improvement graduation event and come together to present the apprenticeship and lean six sigma certificates was a brilliant experience. It also represented a fantastic opportunity to learn more about each apprentice’s project, the incredible outcomes and how they found the programmes.

If you’re considering doing an apprenticeship, particularly in continuous improvement this is a great case study to learn more from an apprentice’s perspective including examples of the broad range of projects you can get involved with.

Likewise from an employer’s perspective you can appreciate the phenomenal returns on investment attained through funded apprenticeships, during and following the programmes such as the Improvement Practitioner and Improvement Technician course.

We also caught up with Adam Grimwood, responsible for performance improvement in manufacturing and supply chain, for his take on the changes he’d noticed in behaviour, CQM’s approach to tailor the apprenticeship as well as what the apprentices can expect at AB Agri going forward.

Huge congratulations to all the AB Agri continuous improvement apprenticeship graduates (Lee Topping, Jack Gunn, Adam Mitcham, Shelley Robinson and Kelly Grimwood) on achieving a fantastic qualification and attaining respective Lean Six Sigma Yellow & Green Belt accreditation.

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“We see this group of individuals as role models in demonstrating the value of these tools and techniques in driving improvement across AB Agri. Taking their experience and learnings onto other teams and individuals as part of our journey to create an improvement culture.

The supportive coaching element of the apprenticeship is key to the success of the cohort. The tailored approach that the CQM applied for each individual was key to empowering the individuals to get the highest grade possible.

Adam Grimwood

Head of Performance Improvement

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