What is required of me? If you employ an apprentice or choose to up-skill your workforce via Apprenticeships, there are some things you need to have in place. NLTG will support you through this process, with advice on the specific requirements, such as Health & Safety. To find out more, please download our Employer Handbook. As an employer you will need to ensure your apprentices: • are employed in a real job that gives them the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills they need to pass their assessment. • are paid at least the minimum wage and have a contract of employment. • work towards an approved Apprenticeship Standard. Their training must last at least 12 months. • are paid for time spent training or studying for their Apprenticeship, whether at work or at a training provider. • have the same conditions as other employees working at similar grades or in similar roles. This includes: paid holidays; sick pay; any benefits you offer such as childcare voucher schemes; any support you offer such as coaching or mentoring.