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Training For a New Job Tips

Types of Job Training

Job Retraining

Tips for Retraining for a New Job

In many countries of the world, employees get paid for their training, but there are many ways in which that training can happen!

The methods will vary, depending on which industry you are working in, but they all have a few things in common: you get paid (at least a percentage of your full time wages), you learn how to do your job and by the end, your employer will expect you to at least have a grasp of what’s expected of you!

However, the methods by which you will undergo your job training will vary, so what could you expect?

On the Job Training

This is by far the most common way to learn the ropes of a job. As a new employee, you’ll learn how to do your job by doing it! Most of the time, you’ll learn from a manager or a fellow employee (usually someone who has been there for a long time and is considered to be good with newcomers) and you’ll be their ‘responsibility’ for a period of time. On the job training is popular: humans learn best by doing and employers can still get their full day’s worth of work from you.

On the job training is found in industries such as fast food, service, hospitality and retail.

Job Training with Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are mainly in the realm of trades and they vary a little too. Some trades have you learn everything over the course of a four to five year long apprenticeship, with both hands on and classroom style learning. Other trades have you complete your apprenticeship after you’ve been to school for a year or so. Both methods are similar in that you’ll be paid a percentage of what your full time salary will be (Generally between 30 and 50%) and you’ll be learning under the supervision of an experienced worker in your trade. When you’re done your apprenticeship, you’ll be able to do things like sit licensing exams and certification exams and start working.

Apprenticeships are found in the trades: plumbing, construction, electrical work and the like.

Computer Based Training

This one is less common, but some companies enjoy using it. Basically, new employees are run through very specific software catered for helping people learn the ropes quickly-at least insofar as basic concepts are concerned. It’s a nice way of doing things because you can choose how you’ll learn to suit your preferences: video, interactive lessons, audio, etc.

Jobs such as telecommunications may use computer based training.

Job Training Centers

Finally, we have job training centers. These centers are usually-but not always-government funded or funded by a large company which can devote an entire department to training newcomers. Job training centers are run by someone hired specifically to do things like lecture individuals on how to do their job and in the case of government funded job training centers, basic employable skills such as resume writing, typing, internet use and other basic skills. It’s popular because it not only allows employees to learn highly relevant skills, but it also builds teamwork and networking since a bunch of people will be learning together!

Very large, multinational companies may have training like this; job centers can also be found in cities and towns, though they tend to be more general.

As you can see, there are many options when it comes to how you will be trained for your new job! But keep in mind that if you’ve been hired and are now doing training (as opposed to training and then getting the job), you’ll get paid (at least a percentage) and you should really take advantage of everything the training has to offer so that you can do the best job possible when you’re set loose. Good luck!


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