The Regulation on Workplace Training 840/2011 stipulates, i.a., that:
- The hosting enterprise must appoint a supervisor trained in mentoring new recruits, who possesses good skills in human relations and has an overview of aims and functions at the workplace.
- The hosting enterprise is responsible for providing an adequate training environment for the apprentice.
- The hosting enterprise must possess adequate facilities, professional expertise and learning opportunities, along with machinery, tools and equipment which the profession requires.
- The hosting enterprise must have at least one employee who is trained (possesses qualifications at journeyman’s level) in the relevant field.
Enterprises must be approved by the occupational councils (see above) to train apprentices, based on the demands listed above. Enterprises that do not fulfil these obligations may forfeit the right to train apprentices.
It is voluntary for enterprises, however, to decide whether they want apprentices or not.