Iberdata21

Training and consulting

WORK CONTRACTS FOR TRAINING AND LEARNING

 

WORK CONTRACTS FOR TRAINING AND LEARNING

(“CONTRATO DE TRABAJO PARA LA FORMACION Y EL APRENDIZAJE”)

The Education Reform Law (Royal Decree Law 03/2012, of 10 February) aims to promote the employment of people under 30 years of age. These contracts can lead to professional qualification of workers while incentivizing hiring companies with several tax advantages.

Iberdata21 are approved by the SEPE center (Public State Employment Service) and accordingly we can provide the theoretical “distance learning” required for these contracts.

ELIGIBILITY
Companies and Autonomos can enter Contracts with workers over 16 years and under 30 years of age.  This will apply until the National unemployment rate falls below 15%. When the National unemployment rate falls below 15%, this arrangement will apply to workers between the ages of 16 and 25 years.

CONTRACT DURATION

These are 1 year contracts that are renewable for up to a maximum of 3 years.

On expiry the employee may again be rehired under a training contract in the same company or another company, but in training under a different occupation.
Example:  A 21-year-old Trainee could make 3 extended contracts of three years each (or 1 year each), the first as a secretary, the second as a clerk and the third as a technical salesman. (However, there are restrictions on extending training contracts beyond 3-years - see Note (1) below).

More than 70 different occupations are covered (see list at end).


AT ZERO SOCIAL SECURITY COST TO THE EMPLOYER:

The scheme is designed to compensate the Employer who pays the training fees for the Trainee, through Social security credits (either reductions or cash back) equivalent to the Training Fees.

·         The Trainee receives his wages

-       Not less than the minimum wage per day.

·         The company doesn't pay social security


TRAINING ZERO COST

Training Fees: Iberdata21 charges 215€ per month (year 1), 130€ per month years 2 and 3 and   Social Security deposits 215€ (or 130€) to Employer's account monthly or Social Security reduction.

 

TRAINING - DISTANT LEARNING
A Trainee must be allowed 25% of their working time for “distant learning” studies in the first year and 15% of their working time during the second and third year.  Training must be directly relevant to the job development.

 

 

NO LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF CONTRACTED TRAINEES

There is no limitation on the number of contracted Trainees.


FULL-TIME WAGES FOR TRAINEES
Trainees must be contracted full time.

The minimum wage for Trainees for 2013 is set at 21.51 Euros / day or 645.30 Euros / month (Royal Decree 1717/2012 of 28 December, fixing the minimum wage for 2013). Of course, the Employer can agree to pay more than the Trainee minimum wage.  In either case, there is a significant saving for the Employer (see below).

 

MONTHLY SAVINGS FOR EMPLOYERS
Example of monthly savings by Employers for  of a training contract against one of ‘normal’ work and service, assuming that only the minimum wage is paid (different for Trainees than for ‘normal’ employees, according to the different Convenios (Collective Agreements between the Trade Unions and the Government) for 2013.

 

AT END OF CONTRACT
The Apprentice shall receive full Unemployment and Social Security Benefits, excluding redundancy payments. If the contract is terminated early, normal redundancy payment rules will apply.

INCENTIVES FOR PERMANENT TRANSFORMATION TO NORMAL EMPLOYMENT

Companies that transform these training contracts into permanent employment obtain a reduction in Social Security payments of:

  • Males - 1.500 € / year for three years.
  • Females - 1,800 € / year for three years.

OCCUPATIONS APPROVED FOR TRAINING

Accounting employee-general

Administrative employee-general

Air conditioning installer

Air conditioning - maintenance

Auto mechanic - general (cars, vans)

Baker

Beautician

Building Trades

Butcher

Carpenter

Cashier

Chemical Plant operator

Cleaner

Commercial employee-general

Computer Operator

Computer Programmer

Cook

Dressmaker

Driver- Excavator -earthworks

Electrician/Electronic Automotive

Electrician-Housing, Buildings

Electrician - maintenance, repair

Electronics - Industrial maintenance

Fur clothing - hand stitching

Furniture Upholsterer

Gardener

Glazier - Industrial

Graphic Designer

Hairdresser - Unisex

Handloom Weaver

Handmade leather goods

Housekeeper - Hotel

Lathe Operator - Milling

Machinery/Equipment installer

Maid - Hotel

Mason - Hand-crafted stone/marble

Mechanic- Industrial maintenance

Metal worker

Microcomputer technician

Offset Printing Machine operator

Painter/decorator

Pastry maker

Photographer - general

Plastic/Rubber processing - operator

Plumber

Polisher-Lacquered furniture/woodwork

Potter

Receptionist - Hotel

Receptionist/Telephone Operator - Office

Roofer - Slate

Roofer - Tiles

Scaffolder

Secretary

Shop Assistant - Trade in general

Silversmith/Jeweller

Steel Worker - Tower construction

Storage services - receiving

Street Market research

Technical Sales

Technician - Advertising/Public Relations

Vegetable Production

Vehicle bodywork painter