Potential redundancy at end of apprenticeship would you rather know?
We have an employee, extremely clever when it comes to the books and has passed their exams well. Never had below an A grade in their life. Now in their mid 20’s
They’ve recently had an appraisal and been told that the future of their role will require them to be able to be client facing, and able to use their initiative seek out their own workload, manage it and chase up the required information.
The individual in question is very quiet, and doesn’t have a lot of shall we say confidence. Although they’ve previously implied that they think they’re probably on the spectrum.
Their apprenticeship ends in about 6 months, there is another employer taking on someone of their skill level locally who wouldn’t require them to be client facing.
We’re wondering if in their position you’d rather know now that unless they can develop that skill set to be client facing then in all likelihood there is going to be no job for them at the end of the apprenticeship. If told now they have the option to improve, or apply for that other job. With the reassurance that they’ll have a job at least for the next 5 months.
When I was an apprentice in engineering we saw quite often that those not performing would be told where they need to improve and that their would be no guarantee of a job for them. Those who didn’t improve didn’t get a job.
Don’t want to be heartless but we’ve got a business to run, we’ve slogged our guts out for 20 years and we need someone who can fulfil the skill set above to allow us to ease back.
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