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           VET in France: more mobility for apprentices!

           The French government has set a target of
           15,000 apprentices in mobility by 2022 by               ∠  more flexibility regarding the content of
           facilitating long mobility periods abroad and           training courses abroad
           simplifying the processes for short mobility            ∠  additional  funding:   the    new    legal
           periods (from 6 to 12 months).                          arrangement is expected to cover the loss of
                                                                   resources which the companies that employ
           Two new legal provisions have come into force,
                                                                   the apprentices encounter when the students
           both aimed at removing obstacles to long-term           go on a mobility period.
           European mobility for apprentices and trainees in
           alternance training schemes: laws reforming the
           Labour Code (March 2018*) and laws on
           vocational education and training (September
           2018**), Both laws include measures that apply to
           all  young  people   under   the  apprenticeship
           contract. Organising periods of mobility abroad as
           part of alternance training schemes should now be
           easier and more legally secure for both training
           organisations and employers.

           Alternance training scheme in the UK would mean
           “sandwich course” as in part of the course spent
           with an employer during the course.

           The main changes are:

            ∠  the suspension of French employer liability                                         Régis Roussel,
            (the French employer is no longer responsible
                                                                      Euroguidance France - Employment network
            for the conditions of the work performance
            during the mobility period abroad, as was
            previously the case.)                                * LOI n° 2018-771 du 5 septembre 2018 pour la liberté de choisir son
            ∠  the host employer or training provider            avenir professionnel [The Law No 2018-771of 5 September 2018 on
            becomes solely responsible, in particular for        the liberty of choosing one’s career]
            work hours, health and safety, remuneration,         ** Mobilité internationale et européenne des apprentis. Article L6222-
            and weekly rest, in accordance with the legal        42 Créé par LOI n°2018-217 du 29 mars 2018 - art. 23 - section 7
            and contractual provisions of the country            [Labour Code – Section 7: International and European mobility of
            concerned.                                           apprentices, Article L6222-42 created by Law No 2018-217 of 29
            ∠  the duration of apprenticeship contracts may      March 2018]
            now    be   adjusted  considering   the  skills
            acquired during the mobility period abroad.
            This   is  possible  through   an   agreement
            between the training provider, the employer
            and the apprentice. For short mobility periods
            (less  than   four   weeks),   an   agreement
            governing    staff  provision  needs   to   be
            established between the parties concerned.
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