The January 9, 2020 version is for employers who opened an apprenticeship account between January 9, 2020 and August 20, 2020. These employers must only accept the August 20 amendment if they wish to obtain incentives to hire a new apprentice. We ask employers to accept the new agreement so that all employers have access to the magisterium under the same conditions. There are two versions of the ESFA Apprenticeship Agreement for Employers. Both agreements set the terms and conditions for the apprenticeship service for employers who wish to access funding through the apprenticeship service. Training contract: an apprenticeship contract between an employer and an apprentice, either in accordance with apprenticeship, skills, children and apprenticeship 2009, sections 32 to 36 (for the framework) or section A1 (for standards – an approved English apprenticeship contract). You can accept it later in „Your Organizations and Agreements.“ The August 20, 2020 version is a new agreement available to employers, i.e.: Updated agreement to include incentive payments for the hiring of a new apprentice. Apprenticeship tax: the tax owed by all employers, with an annual payroll of more than $3 million, used to finance apprenticeships. Learning Standard: Learning standards developed by employers who have approved the standard assessment plan and the corresponding evaluation plan by the Institute for Learning and Technical Training (IfATE) and published on the IfATE website, next to the assigned conveyor. Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), ESFA has decided to postpone the publication of the new employer contract until August 20, 2020. Employers may accept the new agreement at or after that date. You can accept the new employer contract from August 20, 2020 in the „Your Organizations and Agreements“ section of your account. You must have: This publication is If your organization has accepted the agreement before January 9, 2020 and has new apprentices on August 20, 2020, you must accept the new employer contract.

Employers who wish to access funding through the learning service must create an apprenticeship account. Employers can consult and accept the agreement on their account. The employer contract contains the terms of: The contract is legally binding. If the employer breaks it, you can close your account and prevent them from doing apprenticeships.