Onboard the apprentice into the work placement
This section looks into the induction process of the apprentice into the workplace. Onboarding the apprentice into the work placement first of all means giving the apprentice a guided visit to the whole organization and its spaces, including the facilities that can be used by the apprentice (e.g. shared kitchen, toilets, etc.).
In more broader terms, onboarding means that from the very start of the apprenticeship, it is important that the apprentice is encouraged to establish an open relationship with their mentor as it greatly facilitates further cooperation throughout the apprenticeship. This would make the apprentice feel free to address the mentor in case of any problems, to openly discuss the apprenticeship and to provide mutual feedback.
In this video the induction process of the apprentice into the workplace is addressed:
Mentortrain video 3.3 (duration: 3:39)
You can find more detailed information and tips on onboarding for new employees (including apprentices) on these two webpages: