ECS Pre-apprentice card

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Card information

Potential apprentices will usually start their employment via a recognised training provider or through local contacts with an employer. Some companies may offer trial periods of work to potential apprentices to ensure that they understand the reality of working on site, the expectations of the company and allow the company to gain a better understanding of the individual and their work ethic. 

The ECS Pre-apprentice card is designed to support the employer and potential apprentice in achieving a successful probationary period before the full apprentice registration is made by the training provider.

Training providers registered with the JIB are able to make apprentice registrations at any time once the formal apprenticeship agreement is in place. 

Employers need to confirm any pre-apprentice cards are for those individuals with defined probationary periods. 

Before the employer applies for the ECS Pre-apprentice card they must ensure that the potential apprentice has been provided with a suitable induction and has undertaken and passed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Assessment.

The ECS Pre-apprentice card is valid for 12 months and cannot be renewed.


Eligibility and requirements

The employer must ensure that the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Assessment has been undertaken and passed as part of a company induction.


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