Employing an apprentice

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Make an apprenticeship agreement

You must sign an apprenticeship agreement with your apprentice.

This gives details of:

  • the skill, trade or occupation the apprentice is being trained for
  • the name of the apprenticeship they’re working towards
  • the start and end dates for the apprenticeship
  • the amount of training you’ll give them

You can write your own apprentice agreement or download an apprenticeship agreement template.

Commitment statement

You must sign a commitment statement with your apprentice and the training provider.

You can write your own commitment statement or use the ESFA apprenticeship commitment statement template.

It must include:

  • the planned content and schedule for training
  • what is expected and offered by the employer, the training provider and the apprentice
  • how to resolve queries or complaints