2 - The workplace

  
 Things worth knowing about the company
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Many things are unfamiliar when you are new to a company: colleagues, routines, rooms, customers and suppliers, etc.

For the apprentice it might even be his/her first workplace, and there is a big difference between going to school and being on a job.

The company, products, customers and the trade need to be described to the apprentice. Who are the colleagues and how is the work organised?

  
 Workplace culture
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It is also important to describe the social culture of the company. Everyone who has been there a while is familiar with it. But new apprentices can be unsure of themselves.

  • How do you talk to each other?
  • What is important for the tasks and social interaction to 'work'?
  • What should you especially avoid doing?
  • How do you act with customers?
  • What is the dress code?
  • How are tasks divided?

 

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2 - The workplace

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