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Offering training to young people you employ

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If you employ young people, you need to know about new Government legislation which requires young people to participate in part-time training alongside their work.

Nearly 90% of 16 to 18 year olds in Hampshire already participate in education or training, and many of these also work part-time at the evenings, weekends or during holidays.

Ways young people can participate in education and training

There are a range of ways that young people can continue their education or training, including:

What does this mean for you as an employer?

As an employer of apprentices? There are no changes for you, as an apprenticeship is classed as continuing in training.

As an employer of other 16 and 17 year olds? young employees who work full-time are required to take part-time education or training alongside their work. There are no new legal duties on you as an employer and you are not required to give your employees time off for this training, but you may want to consider how you can support them to meet the requirement placed upon them.

The Government fully funds accredited training for 16 to 18 year olds. This includes training specific to your business needs, as well as English and maths. You are also free to design and fund training programmes of your own and work with awarding bodies to get these accredited, or consider becoming an awarding body yourself, for more information go to

What can you do to support the employment and training of young people in Hampshire?

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