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Productive , hands on workshop

5.0
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4 November 2014
Running a comercial workshop with 1st yr apprentice's and makingg it profitable .
Prisoners are paid on average 40cent's per hour , however motivating them to become great workers is a challenge .

You can lead a hose to water but you can't make it drink ?

sure.... how so you firstly have to make it thirsty ?

This is the challenge
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Pros
A great self learning opportunity and a great social experiment
Cons
Conflict, lacks variety
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Busy with requests and projects
Learnt to manage people and form good relationships . Communication is a key factor when dealing with management and when dealing with trainees.

Culture comes in many forms, people, age and health . Each department within a company will display a difference in there daily working culture and still meet the operational goals and requirements, yet everyone enjoys their day.

Bringing correction. But as my communication and knowledge has developed so have my interpersonal skills.

Seeing people achieve their goals was very rewarding .
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Uniform
Cons
Lack of clear commication
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4.0
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10 October 2015
Helping others to achieve tasks
how to deal with a variety of personal problems

there for support when needed

communicate with variety of aged people skilled and unskilled.

who will complete tasks, who needs to be encouraged to do tasks

Tasks completed during day

policys over riding, day to day tasks.

just a number, not a person.
Pros
Rumuneration package
Cons
not near Partrners, family. start 5.00am
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5.0
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4 February 2013
Same role
Working within a prison environment bought experiences which could never be learnt from the outside sector. Communication, observation and managing situations.
A team environment is an essential ingredient when working within any environment

When you enjoy what you are doing then the task is much easier
Pros
meeting many challenges
Cons
shift work
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