Training - On-the-job Training
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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: