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    Hi, I am just wondering whether it is possible to leave an apprenticeship early? If I have completed all of my coursework but want to leave early, would I still get the qualification or not?
    I'm just a bit bored here, there is never any work for me to do. I have actually completed all of my coursework. I am supposed to finish April next year.
    Can anyone help?
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    Have a read of your contract, you may be required to stay on at the company for a certain amount of time or they'll make you repay the training costs, which could be quite expensive. Equally, they may not allow you to get the qualification, which would result in wasted time. Basically, it's best to stay on at least until you've got the qualification. Maybe speak to your manager/boss and ask them for some extra work?
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    (Original post by RallySPORT)
    Have a read of your contract, you may be required to stay on at the company for a certain amount of time or they'll make you repay the training costs, which could be quite expensive. Equally, they may not allow you to get the qualification, which would result in wasted time. Basically, it's best to stay on at least until you've got the qualification. Maybe speak to your manager/boss and ask them for some extra work?
    Thanks for replying! I know what you are saying. I would never leave just like that as I do want the qualification and don't want to have wasted my time here. I do ask for work at least 5 times a day but never seem to have anything for me!
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    (Original post by RallySPORT)
    Have a read of your contract, you may be required to stay on at the company for a certain amount of time or they'll make you repay the training costs, which could be quite expensive. Equally, they may not allow you to get the qualification, which would result in wasted time. Basically, it's best to stay on at least until you've got the qualification. Maybe speak to your manager/boss and ask them for some extra work?
    Actually, it's illegal to do that. It's one of the guarantees that the government offer apprentices is that a company is not allowed to try and recoup training costs from current, or former apprentices. I know some larger companies include this in their contract, but I think it's a standard clause they just include regarding funded degrees etc.

    (Original post by jon_210)
    Thanks for replying! I know what you are saying. I would never leave just like that as I do want the qualification and don't want to have wasted my time here. I do ask for work at least 5 times a day but never seem to have anything for me!
    It will depend on the qualification. Part of the qualification may require time served.
 
 
 
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