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Are you searching for a challenging career where no two days are the same? Do you seek a steep learning curve, wide ranging travel opportunities and the chance to gain experience in a diverse range of industrial sectors?

As a consultant with Kaizen Institute, you will have all of this, plus the opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest companies, rapidly developing your skills and learning from over 30 years of continuous improvement experience.

About Kaizen Institute

“Kaizen” is the Japanese term for Continuous Improvement. We use Kaizen and Lean methods to transform the productivity, profitability and strategy of our clients while changing the culture to ensure growth and sustainability for the future.

Join Kaizen

You could be involved in training, activities and so much more.

Founded in 1985 by world leading expert Masaaki Imai, Kaizen Institute combines the experience and skill of over 500 consultants representing more than 40 countries to deliver the best service possible across all sectors. Our teams consist of the brightest and most innovative minds, with the fundamental belief that our Kaizen methodology can be applied to make any business better.

Our Continuous Improvement models are designed to offer organisations the ability to adapt and achieve world class operational excellence through improvement of their processes, products and services. We use these to establish competitive advantages in the public and private sectors by eliminating waste, motivating employees and optimising processes.

The Role

We are seeking to expand our team of UK consultants, providing a training platform to enable graduates to gain experience in manufacturing, healthcare, retail, logistics, construction, automotive and service industries. We have partnered on projects with some of the world’s largest companies in planning, implementing and sustaining Kaizen practices.

You will immediately gain experience in live client projects and receive intensive, structured on-the-job training covering all Kaizen methodologies. Our objective is to develop outstanding consultants who can implement transformational improvements to our clients’ organisational culture and operational performance. Along with this comes rapid career progression based on merit and ability.

We are renowned for not only delivering training and advice, but our practical approach to working with teams at all levels of a business to implement change with them, collaborating and coaching skills to develop autonomous behaviours and operational efficiency.

The Candidate

Kaizen Institute is looking for organised, self-motivated and highly capable engineering graduates and young professionals with up to 3 years’ experience. We are interested in candidates with a management, mechanical or manufacturing focus and excellent interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in a foreign language and previous experience abroad is valuable, but not essential. Being free to travel throughout the UK (and potentially overseas) is essential.

All applicants must be on track to achieve (or have already obtained) a minimum 2:1 Master’s degree.

Who are we looking for?

Kaizen Institute are looking for consultants to transform the productivity, profitability and strategy of our clients while changing the culture to ensure growth and sustainability for the future. Graduates with an engineering background are encouraged to apply.

Location of Work:

  • Consultants will primarily be based at client locations across the UK. 
  • Being free to travel during the week is essential.


  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Additional "per diem" allowance for working on international projects.
  • Company expenses cover accommodation, mileage, meals and travel.

Start dates are flexible depending on individual circumstances.

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How to Apply

Please send a CV and covering letter (in pdf format) to: 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: July 31st, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • Master's
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Project Management

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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