Lucy Kidson

Charging apprentice for damaged equipment


We are an apprenticeship employer and all our learners are given a laptop to enable them to do their jobs; they are also able to utilise them for studying.

One of these laptops has been damaged and our policies state that if an employee damages equipment they may be asked to reimburse costs of repair / replacement.  If we were to ask the apprentice to cover any such costs would we be falling foul of the rules around asking apprentices to cover any costs of their training etc?  Where our apprentices require exam resits etc we have always picked up the tab but I'm scratching my head over this one!

Many thanks



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