The first thing to consider is whether to engage an apprentice under a true contract of apprenticeship or a contract of employment, adapted for an apprentice.
Employers in England and Wales will generally enter into ‘apprenticeship agreements’ under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.
When drafting an apprenticeship contract think about, in particular, what you need to include on training; termination; mentoring; minimum wage; working time; and health and safety.
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