Steps to success
Checklist for taking on an apprentice or adult trainee
Fill in the form
The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) will receive the completed Apprentice & Adult Trainee Registration form from the Scottish Eleactrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT). From this, we will register your apprentice or adult trainee with the SJIB, then issue an SJIB ECS Apprentice/Adult Trainee Card, which is valid for five years. These cards are sent to the SECTT Training Officers who will issue them directly to the apprentice or adult trainee.
Keep us updated
The SJIB will communicate with you regularly, so please make sure that the details you provide on the registration form are current and correct as these are the contact details we will use. Also, please let us know if things change so we can contact you if we need to.
“You are required to pay your apprentice or adult trainee for their hours spent at college”
Follow the rules
As you will know from the Apprentice & Adult Trainee Registration form, your apprentice or adult trainee is bound to the requirements of the SJIB National Working Rules (NWRs) for the duration of their training. You, as the employer, are also bound to follow these rules and their provisions for the duration of their employment as an apprentice or adult trainee with you.
Study the statements
The SJIB has provided templated Statement of Employment Particulars which adhere to the SJIB NWRs and are a tool to help you implement these into your workplace practice. You can find these statements by scanning the relevant QR code bellow.
Cover the conditions
Your apprentice or adult trainee is an employee of your company and there are certain requirements you need to meet to fulfil their employment conditions. These are highlighted in the Statements of Employment Particulars and are also covered in Section B of the SJIB Handbook, Hours, Wages and Travel, which you can find by scanning the relevant QR code on this page.
Recognise the rates
The SJIB states the required rates of pay and allowances available to apprentices and adult trainees. Current SJIB National Rates & Allowances 2022-23 are available on our website – scan the relevant QR code on this page to find out more.
Learning equals earning
College placement is a requirement of the work carried out by your apprentice or adult trainee. You are required to pay your apprentice or adult trainee for their hours spent at college.
“The NWRs are complex and detailed but fortunately we’re here to help you navigate them”
Update the pay
Apprentices and adult trainees will advance to the next stage of their training once SECTT has confirmed that the workplace and college requirements for that stage have been met. SECTT will notify the SJIB, who will amend the apprentice or adult trainee records to reflect their new stage. On behalf of the SJIB, SECTT will then notify you of the new rate of pay and from when it is applicable.
Don’t be shy!
The NWRs are complex and detailed but fortunately we’re here to help you navigate them. If you have any questions or are unsure how and when they might apply please get in touch – we’re always happy to answer any queries and steer you on the right path.
All SJIB information is available to view online – visit www.sjib.org.uk for more. Our teams are also here to help in any situation where discipline, capability, redundancy or dismissal is required. Please always talk through your circumstances before acting by calling us on 0131 445 5577.
Statement of particulars forms
Section B of the SJIB Handbook
SJIB National Rates & Allowances 2022-23