The apprenticeship contract is an opportunity for young people who want to acquire professional skills and enter the world of work. However, we are often faced with doubts and uncertainties regarding the legislation that regulates this type of contract and its drafting. In this article, we’ll explore how the apprenticeship contract works, the legislation that governs it, and the essential points to consider when drafting it. In addition, we will see what are the actions to be taken after the conclusion of the contract and how to solve any problems related to it.
Together we will discover everything you need to know to make an apprenticeship contract correctly and effectively
How does the apprenticeship contract work?
The apprenticeship contract is a type of fixed-term contract that provides for a professional training course for the worker. This type of contract can be concluded between an employer and a young person who has turned at least 15 years old and has not yet reached the age of 30. During the apprenticeship period, the worker is supported by a company tutor who guides him in learning the professional skills required by the sector in which the company operates. The training course involves both theory, through courses or classroom training, and field practice, during which the worker carries out the activities provided for by the contract. The apprenticeship contract also provides for a salary that, despite being lower than other types of contracts, must still comply with the minimums established by law. At the end of the training period, the worker acquires a recognized professional qualification and can decide whether to continue working for the company or to seek other opportunities on the
What is the legislation that governs the apprenticeship contract?
The legislation that regulates the apprenticeship contract is contained in Legislative Decree no. 81/2015, which transposed the European Directive 53/2003 on the protection of apprentices. In addition, specific legislation has been issued for professional apprenticeship contracts, intended for young people between 18 and 29 years old with a degree of study or professional qualification, which provide for a longer training course than ordinary apprenticeship contracts. The law also provides for the presence of a company guardian who must be able to provide the worker with the adequate professional training required by the contract. It is important to underline that the law also provides for sanctions for companies that do not comply with the obligations established by the legislation on the apprenticeship contract, such as non-compliance with the training course or the worker’s failure to pay. It is therefore essential to know in depth the legislation that governs the apprenticeship contract to avoid situations of abuse and to protect your rights as workers
How to draft an apprenticeship contract: the essential points to consider.
To draw up an apprenticeship contract, you need to pay attention to several aspects. First, it is necessary to indicate the details of the worker and the company, specifying the object of the contract and the duration of the training course. It is important to establish the job that the worker must perform during the apprenticeship period and the company tutor who will follow him on his training path. In addition, it is necessary to specify the remuneration provided for by the contract, taking into account the minimums established by law. The contract must also provide for any protection for the worker in the event of an illness or accident at work. Finally, it is essential to indicate the methods of terminating the contract and the possible penalties provided by law in case of non-compliance with the obligations set out in the contract. To draw up a complete and effective apprenticeship contract, it is advisable to contact an expert in the sector or
consult current legislation.
What to do after signing the apprenticeship contract?
After signing the apprenticeship contract, the worker must begin his training course provided for by the contract. During this period, it is important to carefully follow the instructions of the company tutor and actively participate in the activities provided for by the training. If you have difficulties or doubts, you can contact the tutor or training manager for support and clarification. It is also important to comply with the rules and obligations set out in the contract, such as working hours and established compensation. At the end of the apprenticeship period, the worker acquires a recognized professional qualification and can decide whether to continue working for the company or to seek other opportunities on the labor market. In addition, it is essential to keep a copy of the apprenticeship contract and all the documents relating to the training carried out in order to always have useful documentation available for any future needs
How to resolve any issues related to the apprenticeship contract.
If there are problems related to the apprenticeship contract, it is important to act promptly to resolve the situation. First, you can contact your company tutor or training manager to try to solve the problem internally. If the problem is not resolved, you can contact a union or trade association that can offer legal support and assistance. In addition, you can go to the labor inspectorate to report any violations of the contract by the company. In the event of non-compliance with the obligations set out in the contract by the company, the worker has the right to the protection of his rights and may request the early termination of the contract and/or the application of the sanctions provided for by law. In any case, it is essential to keep all the documentation relating to the contract and the training carried out in order to always have useful proof available in case of future needs.
In conclusion, the apprenticeship contract represents an opportunity for young people to acquire professional skills and enter the world of work. However, it is important to know the legislation that regulates this type of contract and to pay attention to its drafting to avoid situations of abuse and protect your rights as workers. After signing the contract, it is essential to carefully follow the planned training course and to comply with the obligations established by the contract. If you have any problems or concerns, you can contact an industry expert or the appropriate authorities to seek a solution. The apprenticeship contract therefore represents a valuable opportunity for young people looking for work, but also a commitment that requires seriousness and attention on the part of all parties involved.