We recently had a particularly excellent group of recruits through our induction training which has been lovely. All groups bring something different to the table so I asked the training and recruitment teams to give some tips for those of you coming to training, or thinking of applying, how to get the best out of your week.
1. Be open and keen to learn
“They have been eager to learn” “We even found them, several times, sitting in the training room ready to go”
Come to your induction open to learning as much as you can and you won’t go far wrong. The training is interesting and engaging and really fun. It’s even better if you are keen to get as much out of it as possible.
2. Be inquisitive
“They asked loads of pertinent questions throughout, keeping us on our toes on occasions”
There really is no such thing as a stupid question. It makes you a better carer and also helps our trainers be better trainers when you ask questions as you go. You should never be afraid to ask a question and this will help you get the best out of your training.
3. Be enthusiastic
This is an exciting time. You are either learning a new skill or building on previous knowledge and embarking on a new career. Training is the first step to that. If you are enthusiastic and open to learning new skills you will have a great week.
4. Get to know your colleagues
“They have bonded with each other amazingly and have encouraged and supported each other throughout”
The people you go through training with are all in a similar boat. You’ll get a chance to work and learn together, supporting each other through the training and tests and time away from home. They form a big part of the support network you get at Christies and you’ll get to see them every year when you come back for update. Enjoy getting to know them, and making new friends.
5. Have a sense of humour
“They all have lovely natures about them with a good sense of humour”
The things you will be learning about are both serious and important, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun whilst you are learning, in fact it is encouraged. You’ll laugh a lot and it will help you enjoy your week and retain the information too.
If this all sounds good to you and you are keen to find out more why not have a look at the carer section of our website or contact our recruitment team who will be happy to hear from you. Their email address is email@example.com