In this week's podcast, we give an overview of the apprenticeships system, focusing on the situation for employers in England.
Revised to reflect the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and the move away from apprenticeship "frameworks" towards apprenticeship "standards".
Practical guidance on employing an apprentice in England, including the apprenticeship levy and the funding of apprenticeships; apprenticeship standards and frameworks; selecting a training provider; and recruiting an apprentice.
An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017.
Updated to reflect that, from 1 April 2017, it is an offence for training providers to describe training as an "apprenticeship" where it is not a statutory apprenticeship.
The Enterprise Act 2016, which will amend the law on Sunday working, public sector exit payments and apprentices, has received Royal Assent.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to apprenticeship and training contracts.