Our man Glenn Barnett has shared some of his insights into Onsite Training, & why it works so well.

Sierra 57 Consult launched their range of Onsite Plastics Training Courses in 2022; we come to your workplace, training your workforce on the machines that they will be using daily. Our training courses are so good that we won Best Training & Development Programme in the Plastics Industry Awards 2022, as well as being finalists in the Best Business Initiative.

Glenn Barnett is one of Sierra 57 Consult Ltd Onsite Trainers & helped us to become the best training programme available.

12 Reasons Why Onsite Training Works

1. Professional trainers ensures you remain on target

Experienced trainers can teach you the proper protocol and methodologies. This way, you’re less likely to pick up bad habits or make mistakes. Professional trainers also acts as a safety net, so that you have someone to consult if you experience any problems.

2. On-Site training saves money

Training can be expensive, especially in technical industries. On-Site training reduces these costs and provides on-site access to training resources. This means that you can learn quickly and efficiently.

3. It is easily applicable

People interpret information in different ways, so manuals can be risky if they’re the only means of supplying information. Training modules prevent this by giving employees the chance to practise their skills. Information is more readily available as you can talk to your supervisors.

4. It can help you better memorise what you’ve learned

When gaining knowledge through practical experience, you’re more likely to recall this information accurately in the future. This is because you can visualise what’s required of you whilst facing a similar hands-on setting. An increase in retention means that employers can benefit from your high productivity levels and can feel more confident in assigning you more skill-based tasks at an early stage.

5. It saves time

On-Site training allows individuals to acquire information as and when it’s required. Simply put, on-site training involves micro-learning, so learning takes place in small increments and as required. It teaches employees short-term-focused strategies that are integral to their job role. This means that employees benefit from target-specific learning that teaches them important skills more quickly.

6. On-Site training promotes teamwork

As an employee undergoing on-site training, you get to work alongside peers and management from the beginning. This close contact makes you feel more at ease when entering the workplace. You’re more likely to build trust with those you work with you over time, so on-site training promotes a team ethic from the offset.

7. It reduces employee turnover

Employee turnover refers to the rate at which individuals leave employment. This rate is likely to be higher when employees cannot meet expectations or feel incompetent in the workplace. On-Site training reduces this as you learn skills from the outset, this also decreases the chance of someone quitting because they don’t fit in or feel alone on the job.

8. It involves paid training

Since you’re essentially contributing to business functions whilst you acquire new skills, companies compensate your time by paying you as you learn. This means that you don’t have to search for part-time work or use your savings to fund living expenses whilst training for your new position. However, check with your employer or hiring manager first before assuming they cover training costs.

9. It gives you the chance to develop new skills

Some people enjoy jobs that challenge them and allow them to grow as a person. On-Site training supports this by allowing you to develop your skill set through engaging activities. You’re more likely to take an interest in learning if you’re able to get involved and develop new skills.

10. It increases productivity levels

As an employee undergoing training, there’s no need to waste time passing knowledge tests or completing a certain amount of training hours at an alternative location. On-Site training allows you to get to work straight away, which can increase business productivity levels instantly.

11. On-Site training is more flexible

Classroom learning is very linear and rarely accounts for any unusual circumstances, like classroom learning delivered in a monotone format, such as textbooks or presentations. Alternatively, on-site training ensures that you acquire information relevant to your role and business. This can also help prevent you from receiving information or details that are irrelevant to your job roles. There are several ways to diversify on-the-job training to increase retention and adapt to individual learning styles.

12. Gauging understanding and engagement

It is easier for trainers to interact and remove any misunderstanding and provide clarification throughout the training journey if on site. If a trainee has not fully grasped an idea and wants to ask a question, it may be more difficult to get the trainer’s attention when trained in a virtual or off-site environment.

Can We Help You…?

If you would like to know more about our industry-recognised training courses, then please see our website: https://www.sierra57training.com/

Or call Richard Brown on 01684 217 618 for a discussion about how we can help you & your workforce.

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