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Can an apprentice be self-employed?

The commencement of the Apprenticeship Act in April 2011 requires all apprentices to be working under a contract of employment with an employer and hence paid a wage in line with the National Minimum Wage regulations. Therefore those who are self employed will therefore not be able to undertake an Apprenticeship unless the occupation/job has been designated as exempt under the ‘alternative completion condition’ regulations What occupations/job roles are exempt from employment in an Apprenticeship?'.

Last Updated: 20/07/2011

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