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Employing a school-based apprentice or trainee

Benefits and incentives

No matter what industry you are in, a school-based apprentice or trainee can provide some real benefits to your business. Visit the What are the benefits page to find out why a school-based apprentice or trainee could be a good move for your business.

Getting started

The steps to employing a school-based apprentice or trainee is outlined on the How to employ an apprentice or trainee page.

However, when considering employing a school-based apprentice or trainee, there are specific requirements that differ from employing an adult apprentice or trainee.

Periods of paid employment must never fall below the minimum hours per 12 months

The school must give approval and be involved in certain events of the SAT

The SAT must have an impact on the student's timetable

Off-the-job training limits apply to school-based apprentices (not trainees)

Dependent upon the (full-time) nominal term of the apprenticeship, there is a limit to the off-the-job training that may be provided to a school-based apprentice whilst at school:

This page was last updated at 29-January-2015
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