The orientation meeting is part of the settling-in programme and takes place on the first day of the work placement.
In the orientation meeting, you determine which activities and tasks can ensure the development of competencies needed, according to the training plan. Practical company and work issues are also covered.
Make a plan. For example, a sheet of paper stating who the new apprentice should get acquainted with, who will say what, which information is needed, etc.
The duration of orientation meetings can vary.
This depends on the work the new apprentice will do (level, function, degree of specialisation), but also on the knowledge and experience he/she already has.
Also important: take it easy. After the orientation meeting, the settling-in phase follows, and then the training of the new apprentice.
A plan for this should be shown, so the apprentice can see clearly what is expected of him/her in the coming period.
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