Tips for starting your new role
Attend and perform work professionally
Find out your start time and make sure you are on time every day. Show up to work dressed appropriately, if you need to wear a uniform make sure you have one and that it is clean and ironed. If you need to wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) do so.
Working professionally means that you need to find out what your duties and tasks are and how long you have to complete them. If you don’t understand, always ask.
Take care of the workplace and its resources
Keep your workspace clean and tidy. If you borrow tools always return them and if there are any issues with them not working properly always report to the appropriate person. If for example you use the last or next to last item you are working with, let your supervisor know.
Respect the rights of other employees
Treat the other employees the way you would like to be treated. If they are of a different gender, race or religion be mindful that you do not discuss anything that will make them feel uncomfortable.
If a co-worker needs assistance always help them if you can.
Be committed to attending and participating in training sessions
For you to be successful and to complete your apprenticeship or traineeship you must attend and participate in every training session, whether that is with your employer or with the training provider. Non-attendance or participation without a legitimate excuse could lead to breaches of your training contract.
Communicate regularly with supervisors, mentors or coaches
Keep everybody in the loop with what is going on in relation to your apprenticeship or traineeship. If you need advice or you are having difficulties with some of the workplace or theory training, talk to somebody about it and seek help. Let them know the good stuff as well!
Achieve the competencies stated in the training plan
The training plan is your guide to what competencies you have completed and what is left for you to study. Work with your training provider to determine what they need and when you are expected to submit assessment. If you find you can’t meet the deadlines talk to your training provider and supervisor to see if alternative arrangements can be made.