Supervision - video transcript
Having a new apprentice or trainee start in your workplace is an exciting time for everyone.
There are a number of things that you can do to prepare for their arrival, so that they feel welcome and ready to start their new career.
Here, we'll give you some tips for supervising your new apprentice or trainee.
As this may be their first job, or they could be starting out in a new industry, properly supervising your apprentice or trainee right from the first day will lead to a safer workplace and more productive worker.
Remember that workplace supervision is not only obligatory, it’s also the best way to ensure they successfully complete their apprenticeship or traineeship.
Before your apprentice or trainee starts, you will need to consider who will be supervising them in the workplace.
So what makes a good supervisor?
Well firstly, they should be someone who is appropriately qualified to supervise at the right level and is properly designated to train the apprentice or trainee. They also need to be employed in the same workplace with equal or similar working hours to your apprentice or trainee.
The supervisor you choose should also make the apprentice or trainee feel supported and set clear expectations. They will need to not only deliver high quality training and mentoring, but also build rapport and demonstrate understanding.
Ensuring your apprentice or trainee is properly supervised will benefit your business in countless ways, creating a more productive workplace with more employees who can work independently, on a broader range of tasks, and at a higher level of quality and output.
It’s all about starting off on the right foot, and helping you and your business grow.
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