Purchase of work-related tools or equipment

The host company shall make available the facilities, equipment and tools that are required for apprenticeship training. If learners require their own tools or equipment (e.g. work clothes), they must purchase them in accordance with the company’s instructions and must do so no later than by the end of the trial period. Unless stipulated otherwise in the apprenticeship contract, the employer is required to pay for such purchases. If the legal representative makes the said purchases, he/she shall be free to choose the supplier.

The apprenticeship contract also lays down arrangements for the cleaning of work clothes and the cost of such cleaning. The learners should not be treated less favourably than other workers in the branch (CEA) or employees in the company.

All the costs incurred by the apprentice to carry out their work must in all events be refunded.