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Netherlands: Training and development

Updating author: Wouter Engelsman and Jasper Hoffstedde, CLINT | Littler

Consultant editor: Maria Benbrahim and Liza Krijgsheld, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Original authors: Mark Carley and Robbert H. van het Kaar

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  • Since 1 July 2015, employers have a statutory obligation to provide or finance training for employees. (See General)
  • Sectoral expertise centres oversee vocational training, including apprenticeships, in their industry. (See Apprenticeships)