Teaching an apprentice can slow down productivity initially.
This is the same in any business – it’s not just bricklaying.
All employers face this challenge and it can be time-consuming and difficult but if you approach it with the right attitude and plan to invest a portion of each day to pass on your knowledge and skill, it does pay off over time.
Never forget that you were once in that young person’s boots and knew nothing about bricklaying. Ask yourself did your boss treat you right and pass on his skills to you? Well it’s no different for this generation, so here are a few tips designed to convince you that a commitment to patience and continuous training is in everyone’s best interest.
This is his first job experience in construction and he needs your guidance. He hasn’t developed the muscle strength yet, but will in time.