Student en praktijkopleider in visual merchandising

Students are professionals in training. Fortunately, they can count on your expertise and guidance as a workplace trainer. SBB's work placement advisor will be pleased to help you. On this page you will find some practical tips on how to assess your student.

Start by having the student assess himself

By giving the student the first say in the performance interview, you increase his commitment and he will be more open to any criticism.

Mention things that have gone well

Give feedback on the student's self-assessment. First mention things that are going well. Finally, talk about point that need improvement, also in attitude and behaviour. Ask the student to respond.

Be unbiased

Assess the student's attitude, approach and results as objectively as you can. Also ask colleagues about the student. Explain your assessment criteria and illustrate them with examples. Remember that students are allowed to make mistakes.

Hold a final assessment

At the end of the work placement period hold a formal assessment interview with the school's work placement coordinator about the student's progress. After that, bring the student into the interview and ask him to evaluate his work placement period.

Also provide feedback on a regular basis

If there are any points of improvement, raise them straight away or discuss them in a progress interview before the final assessment. The official final assessment must never come as a surprise to the student.