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Training at work

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Whether you get training at work will depend on your employer, the type of work you are doing, and the skills you already have. If your employer offers you training, it's a good idea to take it, as you can put it down on your CV and it is likely to put you in a better position if you want to move jobs.

Do I have any rights to training at work?

No, unless your contract says otherwise. But there are different rules for 16-17 year olds. See below for more information.

Training for 16-17 year olds

If you are in this age group and you didn't get many qualifications at school, you may be entitled to paid time off work to study or train to get a qualification, like an NVQ. It might be possible to do the training with your employer, or you might have to leave your workplace. It depends on what you are studying and what your employer can offer.

If you are 18 and have already started training or studying towards a qualification, you may be entitled to paid time off work to finish your course.

For more information contact Next Step on 0800 100 900 or look at their website (see Links to other websites to the right)

December 2011

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