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Trainee - Anyone with less than 6months experience


Even if a student has done a considerable amount of fieldwork as part of their degree course, this is no preparation for commercial work. New workers in any environment need some degree of training and more inexperienced they are the greater they will benefit.

If you "take the training element to be on the job training given by other site workers particularly the supervisor rather than formal training with say day release" do you also take it that extra time (and money?) should be provided to facilitate this training. Or this yet another part of the job?

On the job training also assumes that those providing the training have adequate expertise in the first place. I have seen too many grids put in back to front, days of lost data, poor CAD drawings and very , very, very poor DBAs to suggest that this is not the case.

While mentoring has its place people only get the real benfit from structured training, (preferably as part of CPD) with some way of measuring progress (or lack of it) and achieveable goals.

Too many units take the view that if they train people they will leave. While this is true, they are also likely to be more efficient in their jobs. I belive that are also more likely to stay in the profession if training was provided.

Maybe I misunderstood but I take it that when you say you would not pay someone to do a DBA course that you have the time to teach them yourself in a meaningful way and this contributes to the overall CPD of the individual and the training policy of your company?


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Trainee - Anyone with less than 6months experience - by Fishslice - 4th January 2007, 09:57 PM

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