21 Feb, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

The apprenticeship contract, a contract like no other

21 Feb, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon
Every year in Switzerland, more than two hundred thousand apprenticeship contracts are signed. Guaranteeing optimal training for apprentices enables companies to ensure the next generation of workers. Given its particular training purpose, the apprenticeship contract is subject to specific rules.

An apprenticeship is a contract by which the employer undertakes to train an apprentice for a professional activity. The apprenticeship contract is governed by specific rules in order to protect the apprentice.

This article develops the following topics:

  • conclusion and form of the apprenticeship contract
  • the distinction between apprenticeship, traineeship and teaching contracts
  • protection of the apprentice's personality
  • unlawful questions during the job interview
  • working hours, working time, night and Sunday work
  • termination of the apprenticeship contract
  • dismissal and the immediate notion of serious misconduct in the context of an apprenticeship

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