Supervising apprentices who have recently started working for the company is one of your top priorities as an employer. They require guidance and supervision from the person in charge because it is their first day on the job. These factors will aid them in performing their duties effectively. As a result, there are numerous considerations for employers when dealing with apprentices. Here are the steps to effectively managing apprentices:1. Provide clear instruction
It is the responsibility of the employer to train apprentices. However, there may be a misunderstanding. That is why clearance is crucial in this situation. It's critical to give apprentices clear instructions, especially since many of them may have little or no previous work experience. Employers should provide clear and concise instructions so that apprentices understand what they should do and on which tasks they should focus. By providing clear instruction, both parties can set clear expectations from the start. Apprentices would know the expectations from their employers while the employers would know their apprentices’ standards and capabilities.2. Offer mentorship
Apprenticeships provide the ideal introduction to not only the workplace environment but also the work culture in general for early talent. An apprenticeship program can assist employers in facilitating mentorship for early talent, as early talent requires guidance and knowledge sharing of their role. Employers who form a strong bond with their apprentices will be able to assess their potential and skills as a result.
3. Give constructive advice
Communication is essential, particularly between employers and apprentices. Employers can provide more than just guidance to apprentices. They can also provide positive and helpful advice, It could take the form of a performance evaluation or even weekly checkpoints. Employers’ advice should represent their company and its values. As a result, the apprentices can improve themselves and eventually become professional workers.
4. Be flexible
While planning is important in the workplace, both apprentices and employers benefit from flexibility. Not everyone can work according to a strict schedule. A flexible work environment would be able to highlight apprentices' strengths and weaknesses, as well as assist employers in making adjustments based on their abilities. Employers would have made better use of these apprentices in the end if they had used this method.
5. Build a healthy relationship
Employers who can set a good example and provide a healthy work environment for apprentices are highly valued. This can increase their job satisfaction while also establishing a mutual relationship with their bosses. Furthermore, because of their positive work experience, they would eventually want to work full-time for the company.
Finally, while managing apprentices who have recently started working for a company is difficult, it is extremely beneficial in the long run. The steps outlined in this blog post can assist employers in providing a positive apprenticeship experience while also making the most of their apprentices.
With Qwork Apprenticeship, employers can better manage interns with the help of our mentors & various talent engagement activities.
Written by: Mohammad Hanif Haroen