When a new employee is hired they are attached to an experienced employee that will be helping them at the beginning. This is usually done to

Accelerate the process of entering the project.

Does this phrase sound OK for a native speaker? I'm mostly unsure about using the verb "accelerate" here.

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    The situation you're talking about is called work shadowing. Jun 12, 2019 at 16:54

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I agree with Jan that I'd rather use "to speed up", but this Google Ngram graph shows "accelerate" is often used as well. A good part of the 20th century both options were equally used:

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