Type: wage paid by employer; fixed amount per hour
Remuneration setting: centrally by law, by collective agreements and by individual contract.
Employers pay apprentices the regular wages for the working hours. By law, the amount of the wage can be up to two levels lower than the wage of the corresponding employee or a proportionate % in relation to working seniority. The exact amount of apprentice wage is determined in the individual contract. By law, employers also have to pay 10% of the wage during the training for which employer is responsible (the training may take place in or outside the company). This percentage may be modified by National Collective Labour Agreements. Employers are not obliged to pay any wages during the training that is organised by and takes place at education and training provider (i.e. when the training is not company's responsibility).
Coverage: on-the-job training (and training outside the company if it is employer's responsibility)
Variation(s): by the year of apprenticeship and trade