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Supervisors (Training Within Industry)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Labour to what extent the service of training within industry for supervisors was further developed during 1951; what were the numbers trained during that year under each of the three separate headings; and what are the total numbers so trained since the service became available.

During 1951, the number of firms in Great Britain which have adopted the scheme of Training Within Industry for Supervisors increased from 2,724 to 3,008, while a considerable amount of follow-up work was carried out amongst firms which had previously adopted the scheme. T.W.I. continued to be used in all those industries and services where it had previously been adopted and notable instances of its use to an increasing extent were the National Coal Board, the British Electricity Authority, and British Railways. There was also development to a marked degree amongst medium and small-sized undertakings. The policy was continued of training here persons from overseas to enable them to spread the use of T.W.I. principles in their own countries.

In the course of the year, 15,651 supervisors were trained in job instruction, 19,608 in job relations and 6,673 in job methods. Since the scheme was started in 1944, 193,095 supervisors have been trained in job instruction, 125,572 in job relations and 37,299 in job methods.