Mentoring a useful job tool
For many young people, the transition from school to work can be very daunting.
However, mentoring is proving to be a useful tool in getting apprentices and trainees to succeed.
Results from a recent study commissioned by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research showed more than 96 percent of apprentices who accessed mentor relationships available in their workplace, found them to be useful for helping them settle into their new job/work routine.
Apprenticeship Support Australia manager Lena Constantine said she believed it was important businesses were adequately prepared to support a young person entering the workforce.
“Some young people experience a culture shock factor when they step out of the school environment and into a workplace,” she said.
“Businesses need to foster a positive relationship with young people. Clear communication about their work responsibilities and your expectations of them will assist them to feel more comfortable and confident in this new environment.”
Apprenticeship Support Australia provides support to employers, apprentices and trainees, and their parents during the training period through its Mentoring and Advisory service.
Hiring a young apprentice or trainee is a great opportunity to gain an employee who is eager to learn, and who can bring fresh ideas to your business.