The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
According to the government guidance: 'Plan for Jobs' skills and employment programmes: information for employers, apprenticeships form part of a range of government programmes that are available for employers who are considering hiring employees or offering work experience. Another such programme is the Kickstart Scheme. For information:
on the Kickstart Scheme, see Practice Note: Kickstart Scheme
on the other skills and employment programmes that are available, see the government guidance: 'Plan for Jobs' skills and employment programmes: information for employers
A traditional contract of apprenticeship is a contract under which the apprentice is bound to the employer in order to learn a trade, and the employer agrees to teach and instruct them. The essential feature of an apprenticeship is that the apprentice contracts to be taught a trade or calling.
For further information, see Contract of apprenticeship, below.
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When restructuring is considered rather than formal insolvency proceedings (see Practice Note: Benefits of restructuring over formal proceedings) the company may want to ensure that relevant creditors quickly enter a standstill agreement to gain some breathing space to consider a restructuring
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