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Hours of Work

Hours of Work

The ESFA stipulates Apprentices should not work less than 30 hours per week. Young workers, normally those under the age of 18, must not exceed 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. This includes any time spent with Aspire to Learn as it will be included in their full-time learning. Any hours worked over the recommended 40 hours per week should be in full agreement with the Apprentice and paid at the standard rate of overtime for the relevant industry.

Apprentices are also entitled to rest breaks of at least 30 minutes if their shift lasts more than four and a half hours. If the Apprentice is undertaking their Functional Skills, it may be advised that their exams are booked in block sessions to reduce the time spent away from the workplace.

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