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I have been approached by a person to ask if it were possible for me to give him a formal apprenticeship of possible 3 years as a gamekeeper. I explained that I could not afford to pay a wage and the apparent rules regarding hours and time off just cannot work in this industry albeit there are ample opportunities for time off but not the way most people expect it. This person explained that a wage as not required as he would have adequate financial support and providing an agreement was met regarding hours etc this would also not be an issue. He has gone down the route of college etc and explained for many reasons this is not the way he wants to be trained where the available jobs are grossly out wieghed by the immense number of potential canditates. I am in a position to give this person first class training, however I am told that the above mentioned conditions would make it illegal. Surley if all parties involved are agreeable to all the terms and a contract drawn up to that effect how can that be illegal. please could someone advise.


Active Member
Do you mean you wouldn't be able to meet minimum national apprenticeship wage - which is £95 per week?


New Member
Yes that is correct. The main issue is can that lad recieve formal training without a wage if he is in agreement, as it is he would be getting a fair allowance from his family, all he wants is the knowlege and expierience and a document at the end of the term outlining his qualification.

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