Suspending an apprenticeship or traineeship

If your business is experiencing a downturn in work, you can apply to suspend a training contract for 6 months.

You can apply to suspend a contract for up to 12 months for:

  • illness or injury (whether or not it is work-related)
  • travel overseas
  • maternity leave.

Step 1

Discuss the suspension with your apprentice or trainee and make sure you both agree to it.

Step 2

Work with your apprentice or trainee to fill in an application form:

Step 3

Submit the completed form to your Apprenticeship Network provider.

Suspending a training contract temporarlily pauses the apprenticeship or traineeship. You should consider if a permanent cancellation is more appropriate. For more information, see: