In order to minimize future misunderstandings, we recommend providing the letter of offer with a copy of this agreement so that the employee can return a letter of acceptance with a signed copy of the contract. This agreement must be signed by the apprentice and the employer at the beginning of the training. A training contract must be signed at the beginning of the training. It is used to confirm individual employment agreements between the apprentice and the employer. There are three cases where an employer can choose whether or not to hire an apprentice under an employment contract (and therefore be able to use that agreement). These are when the work is: this document is a template provided by ESFA to help employers. .