Internal vs External Training

Date: 23/11/20  |  Author: Lisa Gilham
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There are many types of training that you could provide for employees. Here, we go over internal and external training.

Internal Training

- training is received by employees, while working on the job.


  • Cheaper 
  • More efficient long term 
  • Helps build relationships
  • Learning can happen there and then 


  • Takes up time of other employees
  • New employees could be taught the wrong way


External Training

- new employees are taught by someone outside of your company.


  • Doesn't take time of other employees
  • From industry experts


  • May not be relevant
  • Can be expensive
  • Longer to organise


Job types to potentially offer 


Apprenticeships (normally) offer approximately 80% in house training and 20% off the job (by the training provider e.g. PETA - the training people in Cosham, not the one for animal rights). It is common practice that they will find themselves at college one day per week to learn the theory which will lead them to becoming qualified.


Trainee jobs also allow employees to train on the job. The trainee programs most often consist of a combination of theory and practice - aimed at having the trainee learn the company from the ground up. Their role is to gain experience of all aspects of their selected career - by doing a variety of real-life work duties.


What now?

Check out our ‘Apprenticeship’ blog on our website here

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