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Thinking about hiring an apprentice or trainee
Hiring an apprentice or trainee can be beneficial for any business. Not only are they good for your bottom line but you also get to train them in a way that suits how you operate your business.
Difference between Apprentice and Trainee
An apprentice is trained in a skilled job such as plumbing, electrician etc. A trainee is trained in a vocation such as administration, hospitality etc.
What are the advantages of hiring apprentices and trainees
Usually apprentices and trainees are
- Keen to learn and enthusiastic
- Trained in your specific needs
- Finish with a recognised qualification
Steps in employing an Apprentice or Trainee
1. Decide what you need
One of the easier tasks to perform involves deciding what you need for your business. Some examples include:
- Full time/ part time
- What the job involves
- Field of training
2. Find the right person
Admittedly, this is far easier said than done. This can be done using the following methods:
- Word of mouth – Advice on a potential candidate from friends, family or other referrals.
- Advertisement – This can be done through a private agency or an online job search platform.
- Local employment agencies
- Group training providers
3. Register the apprentice/trainee.
Once they are registered with the relevant body, the trainee will receive a confirmation letter from the person who will be overseeing their training. There is normally a probation period of 90 days which lets you decide if the person is the right fit for your organisation.
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