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Apprenticeship agreement form template

When to use it

An apprenticeship agreement is signed by the employer and apprentice before the start of the programme and outlines key details about the apprenticeship.

It’s a legal requirement and acts as a contract of employment between the apprentice and employer. Apprentices younger than 18 will need to get a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

Apprenticeship agreement

Parties' details

Name of apprentice: [ ].

Name of employer: [ ] (the "organisation").

Date of commencement and termination of employment

Your employment commenced on [ ] and [no employment with a previous employer counts/your previous employment with [ ] counts] as part of a period of continuous employment.

The duration of this agreement will be [expected length to complete the apprenticeship]. Therefore, your employment will end without further notice on [ ], unless it is terminated earlier in accordance with the written statement of particulars of employment.

You acknowledge that continuation of this agreement is subject to the organisation continuing to receive funding for completion of the apprenticeship framework. In the event that the funding ends, the agreement will be terminated in accordance with the notice provisions in clause [ ] of the written statement of particulars of employment.

Apprenticeship details

You will be employed as an apprentice in connection with the following qualifying apprenticeship framework and level: [ ].

The skill, trade or occupation for which you are being trained is [ ].

The training provider is [ ]. The organisation reserves the right at its discretion to change the training provider.

Your duties

You are required to undertake the work set out in your job description and the duties set out in your [training plan]. The job description and [training plan] do not form part of your contract of employment.

You will report to [name] or such other person as the organisation nominates from time to time. You will be mentored by [name] or such other person as the organisation nominates from time to time, who will guide you through your [training plan].

During your apprenticeship, you will attend regularly for training at [ ] or such other place as the organisation notifies you from time to time. The expected pattern of training will be [insert details of day/block release] for a period commencing [date training begins] until [date training is expected to end] in addition to attendance for assessments as part of your apprenticeship framework. On days during which you would normally be expected to attend training, but the training provider has asked you not to attend (for example because of annual shutdown) you will be expected to attend your place of employment.

If you cannot attend a training session because of sickness or injury you must, unless there is a good reason to the contrary, advise [name] of the reason for non-attendance by 9.30am. A failure properly to report sickness that prevents you from attending a class, or otherwise any unauthorised absence from class, will be viewed as a disciplinary offence and may lead the organisation to take disciplinary action against you.

You are required, at the organisation's request, to provide evidence of your attendance at training courses and all records and results

The full Apprenticeship agreement form template will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 11 March 2022

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Apprenticeship explained

An Apprenticeship is a system for preparing a new generation of practitioners for a trade or profession with on-the-job training and accompanied study.