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(1) History

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D.     Apprentices

(1)     History

The ERA 1996 s 230(2) defines a contract of employment as a 'contract of service or apprenticeship', but a contract of apprenticeship has always differed from a contract of employment as such. The essential feature of an apprenticeship at common law was that the apprentice contracts to be taught a trade or calling (R v Crediton Inhabitants (1831) 2 B & Ad 493; Horan v Hayhoe [1904] 1 KB 288; Wiltshire Police Authority v Wynn [1980] ICR 649, [1981] QB 95, CA). Although the apprentice contracted

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