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Continuous Improvement Trainee - (12 Month FTC)

Company : Safran Nacelles Job field : Continuous improvement Location : Burnley , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Fixed Term contract Contract duration : Full-time

Job Description

About Safran Nacelles Ltd
Safran Nacelles is a worldwide leader in aircraft engine nacelles. Our products and services equip all aircraft types; regional, business, short, medium and long range commercial aircraft. Our expertise covers nacelle design, manufacturing, integration, maintenance and services.

We were voted the 28rd best worldwide employer in 2022 by Forbes. Our site in Burnley provides employment to almost 700 people and we are proud to be one of the largest private sector employer in Burnley.

Our Four People Fundamentals underpin life at Safran, and our culture is built on the following principles;

• Promoting diversity and inclusion
• Developing skills and building opportunities
• Creating a trustworthy work place
• Promoting collaboration and mutual support

Why not visit our website for more information on careers at Safran
Careers At a glance | Safran (safran-group.com)

What will I be doing?
- As Continuous Improvement Trainee, you will support the CI team to deliver continuous improvement initiatives and process innovations across the business.

- You will support a culture of sustainable change through the creation and embedding of LEAN methodology, looking at existing processes and how they can be improved.

• Participate in ‘events & workshops' to establish problem solving & learning capabilities, with a view to become an independent facilitator

• Support the delivery of the improvements, identified through those workshops

• Support Lean tools deployment across site

• Support Lean promotion events, organisation, communication and delivery

• Identify and deliver improvement activities across the business through employing process improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking

• Support the delivery of better value and greater efficiency through the identification and elimination of unnecessary waste within business processes and identification of better ways of working

• Working collaboratively with Safran Nacelles Group & the UK network

• Work with the Continuous Improvement Managers to ensure consistency of approach across the site

• Ensure understanding of continuous improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean, value stream mapping and the associated metrics to confirm success

• Responsible for the delivery of monthly reporting both Internal to Burnley and external to Nacelles Group

• Run a Lean sigma project to become Green Belt certified.

Complementary Description

Exceptional Company Benefits
• Competitive salary
• 37 hour working week over 4.5 days with a 1pm finish on Friday
• Flexi-time scheme that allows you to take two half days or one full day off per month
• 33 days annual leave [inclusive of bank holidays]
• Option to purchase an additional 5 days of annual leave
• 10% employer pension contribution
• 5% employee contribution with the option to increase this voluntarily through tax efficient salary exchange
• 4 x life insurance benefit as a member of the pension scheme
• Non-contributory BUPA private medical insurance plan
• Group income protection scheme paying 50% of your salary in the event that you are too ill to work
• Support for your continuous professional development and career development
• Enhanced sickness, maternity, adoption and paternity leave
• Excellent on-site catering facilities offering subsidised hot and cold breakfast and lunch
• Option to purchase Safran shares with additional free shares from the Company
• Corporate membership at Crow Wood Hotel & Spa to use the fitness suite, classes, pool and sauna, offering 54% discount as a gold member
• Wellbeing support through our employee assistance programme offering mental health support through a confidential 24/7 helpline, access to remote GP appointments, medical second opinions and physiotherapy
• Cycles to work scheme
• Discounts on your high street purchases through our benefits platform

Job Requirements

Benefits (Continued)
• Long Service awards providing you with a monetary award and additional annual leave
• Relaxed dress code on Fridays
• Support for flexible working
• Safran referral scheme – refer someone for a job and you may qualify for a £1,000 reward
• Hybrid working option
• Electric car charging points on site
• Enter a draw to win a Burnley Football Club hospitality match day experience
• Line manager leadership conference every 6 months
• Fully funded quarterly site team-building events

What do you need from me?
- Ability to present at all levels, to sell the benefits of continuous improvement - Essential

- PC Literate in all windows based software, preferable advanced in Excel / Power BI and PowerPoint - Essential

- Awareness of Lean Sigma tools especially 5S, DMAIC, PDCA and Kaizen. - Essential

- Enthusiastic to use modern and emerging technology - Essential

- Prior experience of project management methodologies - Preferable

- Ability to navigate through challenging situations, to reach collaborative solutions - Essential

- Prior experience working in a project management/continuous improvement function (internship accepted as function) - Desirable

- Desire to be trained as a Lean Sigma Green Belt - Essential

- Willing to travel both within the UK and France - Essential

- Basic understanding of the French language - Desirable

What's my next step?
Please apply by uploading a CV, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion
We want Safran Nacelles to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential.

We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Nacelles an inclusive place to work.

Specificity of the job

Willing to travel to within the UK and to France

Locate your future workplace

Bancroft Road, BB10 2RZ


England United Kingdom

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