Induct your new apprentice or trainee
Investing time in a thorough induction will help you get the most from your apprentice or trainee. It will also help ensure that your employee feels well-informed, welcomed and equipped to do their job.
Your apprentice's or trainee's induction is carried out:
- during the probationary period
- by their workplace supervisor and your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
An induction should include:
- an overview of the business
- a tour of the workplace and introductions to other employees
- an explanation of your apprentice's or trainee's role and responsibilities
- expectations of all parties – employer, supervisor, apprentice or trainee, AASN provider, supervising registered training organisation (SRTO)
- an explanation of working conditions including wages, working hours, start and finish times, dress code, breaks, leave and other entitlements
- workplace health and safety protocols, including fire and evacuation procedures
- the responsibilities and obligations under the training contract
- administrative procedures
- who to go to if there is a problem.