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1. What is training and its purpose?

Training is the process of increasing the knowledge, skills , aptitude and abilities of an employee for doing the specific job in an efficient manner. It implies imparting technical knowledge, manipulative skills, problem solving ability and positive attitude into the employee. The resources used up in human resource training is an investment in human assets and the skills acquired in the process is an advantage for both the enterprise and the employees. The purpose of training is to enable the employees to get acquainted with their present and prospective jobs. It makes new employees more productive and efficient in the minimum of time and makes the  employees familiar with new machines and techniques by refreshing their knowledge. The need for formal and systematic training has increased because of the rapid technological changes which create new job opportunities. These new jobs demand certain special skills that need to be developed in all employees through appropriate and best operating methods.

2. What are the advantages of training?

The main advantages of training are:-

Higher Performance:- training helps to improve the quantity and quality of work output, increase knowledge, skills, productivity of both employees and an organisation as a whole.

Lesser learning period:- it helps to reduce the learning time and cost required to reach the acceptable level of performance. The employees need not waste time in learning through trial or error or by observing others.

Uniformity of procedures:- through it, the best available methods of performing the work can be standardised and taught to all employees, which helps to improve the quality of performance.

Manpower development:- it enables organisation to fill manpower needs and thus face the difficulties and overcome defects involved in selection process. Under it, promising employees can be spotted and trained for higher level jobs and thus provides a reservoir of competent replacements and prevents managerial obsolescence.

Economy of materials and equipment:- it helps trained employees to make better and economical use of materials and equipment, thus wastage will be low. Also, the rate of industrial accidents and damages to machinery and equipment will be minimum. This in turn will lead to low cost of production per unit.

Less supervision:- it reduces the need for detailed and constant supervision of workers by making them self-reliant in their work as they know what to do and how to do it.

High Morale:- it helps to improve the employees' job satisfaction, morale, developing in them positive attitude, making them more cooperative and loyal to the organisation. It enables them to utilise and develop their full potential. With improvement in industrial discipline and relations, rates of absenteeism and labour turnover are reduced.

Participative Management:- it facilitates delegation and decentralisation of authority. Training is an adjunct of the management process. Trained employees are willing to accept new and challenging assignments. The stability and flexibility of the organization is also improved.

But training is effective only when it is properly planned and effectively executed. Training methods must be appropriate to the level of employees, the nature of tasks and the purpose of training.

3. What are different types of Training?

Here, Some of the important methods of training are:-

On-the-job training :- Under it the worker is trained by his/her immediate supervisor at the workplace. This training is relatively cheap and less time consuming and no separate equipment and accommodation is required for it. This is called as 'learning by doing' process of training. It may take any one or more of the following forms, namely- Coaching(procedure by which superior teaches job knowledge and skills to a subordinate in a job routine); Under-study (under this, the trainee is designated as the heir-apparent to his boss and his future depends on the fate of his boss); or Job rotation (trainee is periodically rotated from job to job instead of sticking to one, so as to broaden his general background in various job positions).

Vestibule training :- Under this method, employees are trained in a special training centre(vestibule), which is a replica of the actual work conditions of the workplace. The training is provided by qualified instructors under a carefully controlled learning conditions. It may be called as 'learning before doing' process. It is suitable when a large number of people are to be trained at the same time and for the same kind of work.Such a training method is less-time consuming and does not interfere with regular process of production.Under it,trainees are not under any pressure of the work situation and thus,can fully concentrate on learning process.

Apprenticeship training :- Under it the trainees serve as apprentices and some stipend is paid to them during the training period. They also acquire valuable skills which carry a high price in the labour market. Under it, the trainee is placed under the supervision of an experienced person who teaches him/her the necessary skills and observes his/her performance. Such training is desirable in industries which require constant flow of new and cheap employees expected to become all-round craftsmen.

Classroom training :- Under it theoretical instructions are provided to the trainees through the joint efforts of the employers and the educational institutions. The main purpose of the special courses is to provide advanced knowledge in specific areas for the effective performance of the particular job. Employers send their employees for training to the technical or vocational training institutes.Special courses are designed to fill the needs of organisation and lecture method is used for instruction.Such a training is suitable where depth knowledge, concept clarity, problem-solving ability are required to be learned.

Since training is an on-going process,the effectiveness of a training programme should be evaluated so that necessary improvements may be made in it from time to time.This training process continues as long as the organisation remains in the business.

4. Why should I get register with GetATrainee.com?

Get A Trainee is all about your career. We recognize that your training/internship is an integral part of your career, but we believe that your career is far bigger than the job itself. Even if you are not actively looking for a  training / job, Get A Trainee can help you manage your career.

A traditional job search is one way. Get A Trainee is another brings an innovative way. At GetATrainee.com we offer you the following:

1) Stop searching, Start matching - All relevant and only relevant training/intership opportunities will come to you instantly using our best in class job matching technology.

2) A unique UI will help you manage your opportunities, communicate with potential employers and manage the entire process Get Short-Listed - Our technology ensures that you get short listed by recruiters for every trainee job/internship that matches your unique skills

5. Does it cost anything to me?

Candidate registration on GetATrainee.com is free of cost.

6. How do I register on GetATrainee.com?

It's a simple 2-step process. Just log on to www.GetATrainee.com and click on "Register" on the right side of the home page.
Step 1: Fill your details in "Student Registration" form.
Step 2: Activate your registration by clicking on the link sent to you in the welcome email.

7. Do I need a valid email id for registration?

Yes, you need a valid email id to register on GetATrainee.com. The same email id will be used to communicate with you in the future. We value your privacy, and we hate spam as much as you do. We are not going to spam or sell your email address to any third party. We still need your email account to be able to provide you with your Internship/Trainee Job related information or for any other career related notifications you may choose.

8. How do I enter my contact details?

Your contact details are important and compulsory part of your registration . This is where recruiter/employer will contact you for training. In this area, you will see that there is drop-down list . Just you have to select your country, current location, preferred location from the drop-down list of country, current location, preferred location respectively. And you have to type your mobile number and landline number. Mobile number is compulsory because through the mobile number, the employer will contact you directly.

9. How do I add my key skills and area of interest?

You have to write/type your key skills in the given box. It is important to add your key skills to get the full attention of the employer. Because potential employer focus on the particular skills which is beneficial for employer and required for the applied job or training to short-list candidates.
In the area of interest , you can select your area of interest for which you want to apply , from the drop-down list.

10.How do I upload my Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

To post your Résumé at GetATrainee.com, click on the ‘Browse’ button given on the registration form.

11. How do I login?

Log in to your account by clicking on the log in link at the right hand side of the header of the homepage. 
Once you click on the "Login" , it you takes to next page where you get the  "Student Login " box.
In this section , you will enter your User Id and Password. After entering your user id and password , click on the "Login" Or Press Enter.

12. What is My Profile?

When you will get registered with GetATrainee.com after filling the registration form , then your account will be created at GetATrainee.com. My Profile is like homepage of your account where you can edit your personal details, add photo or video resume etc. Sample Image of My Profile is given below:-

13. I have created My Profile but not able to login?

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14. I don't remember my password. How do I retrieve my password?

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