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Induction of trainees

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Regulation 9: Induction of trainees


If you are a training establishment, you must provide an adequate induction for all trainees at the beginning of the training contract, including those who have worked for you before in another capacity.

Guidance note:


You are free to organise trainees' induction in the way that best suits your business or organisation. However, we are unlikely to regard an induction as adequate unless it includes:


an introduction to your organisation, the training scheme, the Practice Skills Standards and your expectations of the trainee;


how the training will be organised;


the form of the training contract record that you want the trainee to keep, how and when it is to be completed, and when it will be reviewed;


arrangements for supervision, informal performance review and formal appraisals;


your office procedures including pastoral care, office hours, holidays, and health and safety;


any other relevant matters, such as your IT and office equipment and systems for time-recording and billing, library and research facilities, secretarial and administrative support.