Key Employment Law Data

Employing an apprentice

  • Be aware that there are currently three main forms of apprenticeship agreement in England and Wales:
    1. Approved English apprenticeship agreements - this is now the principal statutory form of apprenticeship in England.
    2. Apprenticeship agreements - this is the statutory form of apprenticeship in Wales. It also applies in England where the apprenticeship is being undertaken under a qualifying apprenticeship framework, but these are gradually being phased out and all new apprenticeships in England from 1 August 2020 onwards should now be approved English apprenticeships.
    3. Traditional (or common law) contracts of apprenticeships.