A training contract must be signed at the beginning of the training. It is used to confirm individual employment agreements between the apprentice and the employer. This agreement must be signed by the apprentice and the employer at the beginning of the training. This document is a template provided by ESFA to assist employers. This certified apprentice model is treated as an employment contract, which means that an apprentice hired under such an agreement is only entitled to the legal protection afforded to ordinary workers. This English apprenticeship agreement has been extensively revised to take into account the legislation that came into force in May 2015. This legislation was intended to simplify the legal framework for apprenticeship in England. The legislation introduced “authorised English learning”, which replaced apprenticeship following the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 in England (but not in Wales). The Approved English Apprenticeship contains optional clauses that can be used for apprentices under the age of 18..
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