Matching Trainees to Work Placements
The following methods assume that employers are already identified and have agreed to offer a work placement.
Provider will use knowledge of trainees and employers to match. Easy for employer and impartial. Works well with Group Intake delivery model. Potentially employer and trainee will be less motivated as they have been placed together rather than through choice.
Interview/selection process where the employer chooses preferred candidates. Trainees are motivated as they have been chosen by the employer. Works in conjunction with the Employer Led delivery model.
Trainee and Employer Selection
Trainees are given a choice of placements. Interviews are arranged with the employers. Both employer and trainee have selected their preferences. Time consuming to coordinate interviews and providers will need to manage expectations and motivations of unsuccessful applicants.
Providers could utilise their partnerships with Referral Agencies to support the interview and selection process.