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On the Job Training ...

what is it and how can I use it?

On the job training (OJT) is a form of training that takes place in your own workplace. It is one on one training located at the job site, where someone who knows how to do a task shows another how to perform it. OJT provides employees with the skills, knowledge, and competence to do the job.

OJT benefits an employee directly because it happens at work and is therefore realistic – the employee can see the immediate benefits of upskilling to be able to undertake the new task. It is also cost effective for the employer because no special equipment is needed other than what is normally used “on the job” so the time spent on training represents a worthwhile investment.

While OJT may not suit all tasks and situations in the wine industry due to safety or other production factors, it can provide the workplace with a viable alternative to employees attending off job training sessions which can be costly and may delay the completion of other day to day work.

SAWIA, with funding assistance of the South Australian Government’s Skills for All program, has developed a simple guide to assist employers understand why and how formalising OJT can be beneficial.  A copy of this OJT Guide and associated templates can be downloaded from the resources locate in the column on the left hand side.

Please read the Guide carefully to see how your business can best capitalise on this opportunity.

Careers in the wine industry

theres more than meets the eye...

The wine industry is a unique industry in that it contains many different jobs accros a broad spectrum of areas; from planting vineyards to growing the wine grapes, testing samples from the different varieties of wine grapes in the laboratory leading up to and during the harvest season, working in the cellar assisting with the winemaking process,  selling the wine and managing events to promote it, providing wine tastings to the consumer, looking at the export market opportunities avilable and providing financial analysis of those markets just to name but a few.  

Innovation, joy and diversity is what a career in the wine industry can offer you. Take a look at one or more of these videos from people in the wine industry to see the benefits of including a wine industry career in your life journey.

Career pathways in the wine industry can be grouped into four main braches:

  • growing vines and grapes;
  • making wine;
  • marketing and selling wine; and
  • storing and distributing wine

For further information on the career pathways and opportunities please contact SAWIA on 8222 9277 and speak with Sarah Hills.