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When I'm at work: Supported employee induction Trainer's guide

Chapters

Induction timeline

Timings and responsibilities

Several workplace employees need to be involved at various stages of the induction process.

The following information is an approximate timeline of the induction process indicating where the involvement of particular staff might be required, and what sort of duties may be expected of them.

Pre-employment

Supervisor/team leader

Each new supported employee will have different requirements for development and training. Training needs to take into account their experience and the requirements of the position. As a supervisor/team leader, you have several responsibilities related to induction.

Suggested duties/tasks

Day 1

Supervisor/team leader

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Induction buddy

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New supported employee

Suggested duties/tasks

Days 2 to 14

Supervisor/team leader

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Induction buddy

Suggested duties/tasks

New supported employee

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Weeks 3 to 6

Supervisor/team leader

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Induction buddy

Suggested duties/tasks

New supported employee

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Weeks 7 to 12

Supervisor/team leader

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Induction buddy

Suggested duties/tasks

New supported employee

Suggested duties/tasks

Manager

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Ongoing support

During the induction period, planned timetabled support is given to the new supported employee (as previously outlined). After this period, the new supported employee will still require continuous support as a member of the team.

As a supervisor/team leader, you need to hold regular group and/or individual meetings with staff to:

Sample induction timeline

Below is a sample timeline as shown in the learner's workbook. As previously mentioned, this timeline can be customised.

The first day

On your first day, your workplace will:

At the end of the first week

At the end of the first week, your supervisor will take you back through your induction process to make sure you understand what has been covered. Your supervisor will also clear up any questions you might have after working for a week.

At the end of three months

After three months, you will have a meeting with your supervisor to talk about how you have been going. This meeting is called a probationary review meeting. Things you might talk about include:

Your workplace will also set a date for your next appraisal.

At the end of 12 months

You should have settled in by now and learned lots of new skills. These skills will be written down to show what areas you can work in and what machinery you can use. At this time, you will also have had a wage assessment that may lead to better pay because of the skills you now have.

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