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Apprenticeships

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  • Type:
    Employment glossary

    Apprentice

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Date:
    17 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Redundancy insufficient reason to terminate apprenticeship

    The tribunal found that this claimant's redundancy - even if it had been a fair dismissal - was not a sufficient cause to terminate his apprenticeship.

  • Date:
    2 June 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: 'Modern apprenticeship' agreement could be contract of apprenticeship

    In Flett v Matheson [2006] IRLR 277 CA, the Court of Appeal establishes that a "modern apprenticeship" agreement may be construed as a contract of apprenticeship in the traditional sense.

  • Date:
    19 April 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    JP Garrett Electrical Ltd v Cotton

    In JP Garrett Electrical Ltd v Cotton EAT/0547/05, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an apprentice was contractually entitled to receive a rate of pay equivalent to the national minimum wage, despite the fact that apprentices are excluded from the minimum wage legislation.

  • Date:
    1 March 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Refusal to train because female

    A woman who was refused training to acquire skills necessary to carry out a role for which there was a vacancy and who was subsequently dismissed at the end of her apprenticeship was unlawfully discriminated against because a man with her "characteristics and determination" would have been trained and given a trial with a view to taking up the post, rules a Liverpool industrial tribunal in Jackson v North Western Road Car Company Ltd.