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Training - On-the-job Training

Level:
GCSE, AS
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Last updated 22 Mar 2021

With on the job training, employees receive training whilst remaining in the workplace.

The main methods of one-the-job training include:

  • Demonstration / instruction - showing the trainee how to do the job
  • Coaching - a more intensive method of training that involves a close working relationship between an experienced employee and the trainee
  • Job rotation - where the trainee is given several jobs in succession, to gain experience of a wide range of activities (e.g. a graduate management trainee might spend periods in several different departments)
  • Projects - employees join a project team - which gives them exposure to other parts of the business and allow them to take part in new activities. Most successful project teams are "multi-disciplinary"

The advantages and disadvantages of this form of training can be summarised as follows:

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