Advantages and Disadvantages of On-job training


  1. Tailor-made course content with use of REAL company situations/examples.
  2. It is usually less expensive than off-job training
  3. Learning will take place using the equipment which will be actually used
  4. Trainees learn more rapidly


  1. Possibility of poor instruction and insufficient time
  2. Trainee may be exposed to bad work practices
  3. A large amount of spoiled work and scrap material may be produced.
  4. Valuable equipment may be damaged.
  5. Training takes place under production conditions that are stressful, i.e. noisy, busy, confusing and exposing the trainee to comments by other workers.

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