Matched to the trainee's areas of interest and aspiration.
High quality work experience rather than observation or mundane tasks.
Feedback & Review
Regular constructive feedback from managers.
Formal reviews at key stages with the manager, provider and trainee.
Commitment from senior managers/owner.
Low ratio of trainees to experienced staff. One GM provider recommends not exceeding ratio of three trainees to one experienced staff.
Made between the trainee, employer and provider setting out mutual expectations and commitments, including the training plan and arrangements for reviews. Consider creating a Service Level Agreement or pledge document for employers.
Structured induction process.
Clear objectives and integrated off-the-job training.
Supported by identified mentor or buddy such as a current Apprentice.
Pre-placement preparation by the provider, employer and prospective trainee.
Understanding of trainee's personal circumstances that might affect their workplace behaviour.