If you are going to take on Groundworker apprentices from a government-funded program, you will need to sign an apprenticeship agreement with them. This means you need to think about the terms of this agreement before you begin work with your apprentice. Here we look at what the key points to include in your apprenticeship agreement are as well as the available funding for the Groundworker apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship agreement is a statutory requirement for the employment of an apprentice in connection with an approved apprenticeship standard. An apprenticeship agreement must be in place when an individual starts a statutory apprenticeship programme and should remain in place throughout the apprenticeship. The end date is when the end-point assessment is due to be completed.
The Groundworker apprenticeship typically lasts 18 months and the end of qualification assessment is provided by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
The apprentice will learn to interpret design specifications to prepare a construction site ready for structural building works to take place.
The Groundworker apprenticeship is a Level 2 Construction apprenticeship and the maximum funding available for employers is £9,000. You can find more information about the role and funding from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
The key terms of an apprenticeship agreement are:
To create your Groundworker apprenticeship agreement, create a Legislate account and select the agreement from the list of available contracts. Set the terms of the agreement and invite the apprentice to e-sign the contract directly from Legislate.
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