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Reminder: MTA Member offer: Lean Champion Award

The Manufacturing Institute is looking for lean champions of the future, who have shown great potential in their business but would benefit from an intensive training programme to help develop their skills and impact to their business.

The Manufacturing Institute has therefore launched a Lean Champion Award for Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) members for up to three delegates to take part in an intensive 10 week (one day per week) ‘Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing’ programme with 100% sponsorship for course fees, saving £2,950 per delegate. The MTA is working in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute and fully supports this unique opportunity to take part in a programme with full sponsorship for course fees.

The Lean Champion Award has been developed for individuals that are able to demonstrate the key attributes required to lead lean transformation projects in their business, delivering immediate improvements to the bottom line. 

Eligibility Criteria and Commitment

The Lean Champion Award will support individuals in manufacturing who have the potential to inspire others and become a lean champion in their business in the future. It will provide support with course fees for the Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing.

Criteria for Allocation:

The individual

  • The individual is able to demonstrate, by identifying a potential improvement project in their business, how attendance will contribute to company improvement processes, to ensure their learnings are applied

The business 

  • The emphasis will be placed upon enterprises that fall within the SME classification, and which are soundly established. Exceptions will be made for strong candidates from larger companies that can evidence commitment
  • Is able to demonstrate how the development of the individual concerned will contribute to the company’s growth/succession plan
  • Is able to provide strong evidence of commitment to the development of the individual by identification of a mentor for the Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing Programme.

The Application

This application is in two parts, Part A to be completed by the company (where applicable), Part B by the proposed candidate.  The information requested is aimed at providing an insight into how the Programme will make a tangible contribution to the development of both the company and the candidate. As with all information received by The Manufacturing Institute, confidentiality is assured.

Applications should be submitted to Toby Adamson at The Manufacturing Institute via email ( by 13 January 2017.

Terms & conditions:

  • Only one application will be considered per company
  • The application must include a supporting statement from both the applicant and their line manager or other senior manager
  • Applications must be submitted on the Lean Champion Award application form
  • Successful applicants will be asked to participate in a case study with the Manufacturing Technologies Association to demonstrate the results that the improvement project has created for the company and the individual