Definition of On The Job Training

On the job training is a technique where an employee or worker receives direct instructions from the trainer or supervisor to perform the job on the real work floor. The employee learns the skills, knowledge, and competencies in the real work environment to perform a specific job in the organization.


On the job training is more effective as compared to off the job training as no classroom or a simulated setup is required to set up for training purpose. Existing work tools, materials, machines, documents, and knowledge are used to train the employee for effective job performance.

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