Plus Point has trained one of the youngest students in the UK in Lean six sigma methodologies. Over a two-week work experience period, Isaac Sweeney who is 15 and attends Whitby High School joined Plus Point’s trainers, engaging in theory and practical problem-solving training to become qualified in Lean.

The Plus Point team and Isaac visited various manufacturing plants throughout the North West including Vauxhall. Here, Isaac joined experienced employees in theoretical seminars about the core competencies of Lean methodology. He was also able to implement this theory into practical elements within a manufacturing setting.

Plus Point’s Lean trainer Darren Lynch who carried out the training said “it was an insightful week for Isaac. Normally during work experience, young students don’t get the opportunity to earn an accredited qualification that is held in high esteem within the manufacturing sector as well as others.”

Isaac now becomes one of the youngest people in the UK to hold an accredited lean qualification in 5S manufacturing, problem-solving 8D and manufacturing lean awareness.


Isaac said “I wanted to do something during my work experience which would benefit me in the future. By gaining these qualifications I understand the manufacturing sector much better and I’m confident I could pursue a career in the industry and put to good use what I’ve learned.”

Plus Point is a Cheshire based company that provides accredited training and development for those working in the manufacturing sector. It works with small and large manufacturers such as Rosti and has trained hundreds of people in lean six sigma.