Power of Traineeships in Schools

Power of Traineeships in Schools

Traineeships have long been recognised as transformative opportunities for Trainees and their supervisors. In a recent interview with Danni Webb, a Sports Department Supervisor at Mount Lilydale Mercy College, we gained insights into the significant benefits of Traineeships in Schools. Webb highlighted the positive impact both Trainees have had on the School as a whole.

Insights from Danni Webb [Mount Lilydale Mercy College]

Let’s explore Webb’s perspective and the unique advantages trainees bring

Nurturing Potential and Building Success

Webb finds fulfilment in witnessing Trainees’ personal and professional growth. She shared,

“Cheyenne’s journey has been remarkable. She started as a Trainee and has grown into a confident and capable coach. It’s truly fulfilling to see their potential unfold and contribute to their success.”

Fresh Perspectives and New Ideas

Webb values Trainees’ fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. She explained,

“Trainees often have a unique outlook on things. Their fresh ideas and different approaches can inject new energy into our work. They challenge us to think outside the box and embrace change.”

Enhancing Collaboration and Teamwork

Traineeships foster collaboration and teamwork. Webb emphasised,

“Having a Trainee encourages us to work together closely and share knowledge. It’s a collaborative effort where we learn from each other. Trainees bring their unique skills and experiences, enriching the team dynamic.”

Mentoring and Leadership Opportunities

Supervising Trainees offers mentoring and leadership opportunities. Webb stated,

“Being a supervisor allows me to guide and support Trainees on their journey. It’s incredibly fulfilling to witness their growth and be a part of their development.”

Continuity and Succession Planning

Traineeships contribute to continuity and succession planning. Webb noted,

“Traineeships provide a pathway for young talents to gain hands-on experience. By investing in their development, we ensure a pool of capable individuals who can step into key roles when needed,

The best thing about traineeships, if you’re not sure what you want to do, I haven’t had many trainees that haven’t come back the following year to do casual work, camps, coaching, which is so good to have that bank of Trainees who can come back and work for you and you know it’s going to get done properly..”

Promoting a Learning Culture

Traineeships foster a learning culture. Webb shared,

“Trainees encourage continuous learning and development. It creates an environment where knowledge is shared, and everyone grows.”

The Trainee-Supervisor relationship offers mentoring and leadership opportunities while fostering a culture of continuous learning. Embracing Traineeships allows young talents to thrive and become future leaders. Schools that integrate Traineeships strategically drive growth and ensure long-term success.

Mount Lilydale Mercy College are long-time partners with AFL SportsReady. Together we’ve been shaping the futures of Trainees and making a lasting impact for over 20 years.

With over 29 years of experience providing quality job opportunities and launching the careers of thousands of young Australians. AFL SportsReady offers diverse and thrilling opportunities that could take your career to the next level.

If you’re just starting out in your career or looking to take it in a new direction. AFL SportsReady has something to offer. With a commitment to quality training and support. You can be sure that you’ll have the tools you need to succeed.

Kickstart your career today by exploring available Traineeships.

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