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Good Start Great Finish

Support | Encourage | Challenge | Succeed

GOOD START GREAT FINISH

Tips for employers to help apprentices and trainees complete their training.

POSITIVE RECRUITMENT

Plan for employing an apprentice and invest time in getting the right apprentice from the start. Let them know you see them as a long-term investment in the future of your company.

NO SURPRISES

Give the apprentice a clear understanding of what is expected of them, what the job involves and what the commitment will be both ways.

SUPPORT INVESTMENT

Personal support for your apprentice is vital. There will be critical times when situations at work and home might knock their confidence or compete for their time.

GIVE THEM A CHANCE

Don’t be too hasty with your judgements: apprentices mature at different times and learn at different speeds.

WARNING SIGNS

Monitor your apprentice:

  • absence from off the job training,
  • lateness for work – don’t let this go unnoticed.

A small investment of time will pay dividends

ENLIST SUPPORT

Parents, teachers and trainers, apprenticeship field officers, group training field officers and other employers can all help you keep your apprentice on track.

KEEP THEM MOTIVATED

Encourage them to learn, recognise their achievements, provide incentives, challenge them with new tasks and skills. Involve them in career and/or industry.

The better you understand each other the less chance of misunderstandings derailing the apprenticeship or traineeship.