Level 3 Apprentice, Continuous Improvement Coordinator (LUM58/1216)

About the Role

This is a Fixed Term contract for 17 months

Apprenticeship rates for this post are dependent on age. Please see below for the applicable rates: 

Level 3 Apprenticeship Rates

Under 18 years  - £12,925 per annum
18-20 years        - £17,170 per annum
23+ years           - £22,359 per annum

The Continuous Improvement Coordinator will play an important role in driving and supporting organisational change and continuous improvement initiatives. This position is aligned with the Level 3 Improvement Technician Apprenticeship and involves applying Lean Six Sigma and other change methodologies to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness across a variety of projects.

What You Will Do

As a Continuous Improvement Coordinator, you will be a key practitioner in driving operational excellence within our organisation. Supported by the Change & Transformation Manager, your primary responsibility will be to plan, manage, and implement improvements aimed at enhancing efficiency and effectiveness.

You will utilise Lean methodologies and other change practice you learn in your apprenticeship study to identify and eliminate process inefficiencies, ensuring that our operations comply with all relevant regulations and safety standards. By developing project charters, eliminating waste and refining procedural practices, you will help the organisation grow operationally and in efficiency.

In this role, you will engage with a variety of diverse teams across the organisation, nurturing a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. You will complete process mapping activities, conduct root cause analyses, and develop control plans to sustain improvements.

Effective communication and change management will be important, as you will support your peers through the change, capture progress, and communicate wins through our range of communication channels. This position offers a dynamic and collaborative work setting where your contributions will drive significant business benefits and personal growth.

As this is an apprenticeship role, 20% of your time per week will be dedicated exclusively to your study.

About You

The ideal candidate would be someone who exhibits resilience and positivity in the face of resistance to change. You would understand that change can be challenging, but approach it with a proactive and optimistic attitude, viewing obstacles as opportunities for growth and innovation.

You would be a strong team player and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. You would value the importance of working cohesively with colleagues across different departments, embracing diverse perspectives and a culture of mutual respect and support. You would strive to communicate effectively and empathetically, encouraging others to embrace continuous improvement practice.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.