Approved English Apprenticeship Agreement
This Approved English Apprenticeship Agreement has been comprehensively re-drafted to take account of legislation which came into force in May 2015. This legislation was aimed at simplifying the legislative framework governing apprenticeships in England. The legislation introduced an ‘approved English apprenticeship’, which replaced apprenticeships under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 in England (but not in Wales).
This new approved apprenticeship template is treated as a contract of service which means that an apprentice engaged under such an agreement is only entitled to the statutory protections granted to ordinary employees.
The Approved English Apprenticeship includes optional clauses which can be used for apprentices under the age of 18.
The Pensions Act 2014 introduced a new state pension for people reaching state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, replacing the previous basic state pension and additional state pension and ending contracting out for defined-benefit schemes. This employment contract has been updated accordingly with the removal of the clause referring to the contracting out certificate.
This document is in open format. Fields should be completed where indicated.
In this agreement, options and alternatives appear in blue font. The document is designed so that it will make sense with or without the optional clauses. Tailor the contract by removing all phrases and clauses which are not relevant to your new employee. Once you have finished, please remember to highlight the whole document and switch the font colour to black.
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