Student en praktijkopleider in visual merchandising

Students are budding professionals. Fortunately they can count on your expert supervision as a workplace trainer. SBB's workplace training advisor will be pleased to help you with this. 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 you may have.

Mention things that have gone well

Give feedback on the student's self-assessment. Then mention the first things that are going well. Finally, talk about where there is room for improvement, also in attitude and behaviour. Ask the student to respond.

Be objective

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 discuss the student's progress with the school's work placement coordinator. After that, bring the student into the discussion and ask him to say how he experienced his training position.

Also provide interim responses

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