Good Start Great Finish
Support | Encourage | Challenge | Succeed
GOOD START GREAT FINISH
Tips for employers to help apprentices and trainees complete their training.
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.
Give the apprentice a clear understanding of what is expected of them, what the job involves and what the commitment will be both ways.
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.
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
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.