On-the-job training leverages the intimate link between knowledge and experience. It is a process through which employees develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional educational approach.

Our on-the-job training approach

On-the-Job training is the backbone of GP Strategies’ philosophy in providing effective experiential learning solutions for recognisable performance improvement.

On-the-Job training, also known as workplace learning or experiential learning, is training that takes place in the workplace whilst employees are carrying out their jobs.  It is an effective approach for developing and growing people and their skills and it benefits both employees and the business.

Employees learn in the real work environment and gain experience dealing with tasks and challenges that they will meet during a normal working day. The business benefits by ensuring that the training is specific to the job.

It is widely recognised and when done well, it provides both the task and the context, and the learning achieved is powerful when used in conjunction with social learning and more formal instructor-led programme.

There are several methods of providing on-the-job training including coaching, mentoring, shadowing and observation.