The training programme Steve and Pene are taking part in is being run as a trial by the Co-op, and if the enthusiasm and experience of Steve and Pene are anything to go by, it’s sounding like a success.
The programme involves the team actively contributing to their training so they can make sure it meets their needs and sets them up ready to hit the ground running.
Process Manager Shane Gordon says it’s a testament to the team behind the training that the new staff have had such a positive experience in their first few months with the Co-op.
“Often starting a new job can be met with a bit of trepidation. But with this training they take real ownership of what they’re doing from day one and it’s been great to see how this has resulted in a really strong bond and team work.
“We’re looking forward to seeing this enthusiasm come through when they start working in the plant next week,” he says.
Pene says while it’s going to be sad for the team to be split up as they start working in different teams and on different shifts she’s excited about her future with Fonterra.