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Disabled worker: apprenticeship

Verified 01 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

A disabled worker can take an apprenticeship and enter into a contract to obtain a professional qualification. This apprenticeship contract takes place in companies and training centres. The apprentice benefits from special arrangements given his or her status as a disabled worker.

You can do an apprenticeship and enter into a contract to obtain a professional qualification.

Learning consists of the following courses of study:

  • Theoretical instruction in an apprentice training centre (CFA)
  • Teaching the trade at the employer with which you sign a contract of employment. This contract is with the employer once you are registered in a CFA.

As a disabled worker, you can benefit from special facilities.

You must be at least 16 years old. There is no maximum age limit.

Any employer, private or public, company, association, professional can enter into a learning contract with a disabled worker.

The employer shall appoint a master apprentice from among its staff responsible for your training who may be the head of company or one of its employees.

The master trainer provides the link between the CFA and the company.

You must search for a company. The company then registers you in CFA.

To find a company, you can useAgefiph: titleContent or Cap Emploi.

Who shall I contact

You must sign a learning contract (or your parents or guardian, if you are a minor) with your employer:

Establish a learning contract

Your remuneration is calculated according to your age and the length of your contract.

Minimum monthly gross pay for an apprentice

Situation

16 to 17 years

18-20 years

21-25 years

26+

1re year

€461.51

€734.99

€905.92

High + salary between Smic: titleContent(€1,709.28) and the conventional minimum wage corresponding to the employment during the apprenticeship contract

21 year

€666.62

€871.73

€1,042.66

High + salary between Smic: titleContent(€1,709.28) and the conventional minimum wage corresponding to the employment during the apprenticeship contract

31 year

€940.11

€1,145.22

€1,333.24

High + salary between Smic: titleContent(€1,709.28) and the conventional minimum wage corresponding to the employment during the apprenticeship contract

41 year

€1,196.50

€1,623.82

€1,880.21

High + salary between (1,965.68) and the conventional minimum wage corresponding to the employment during the apprenticeship contract

You must report your taxable resources as an apprentice every 3 months.

This statement can be made online or through a form.

By mail

AAH Quarterly Report to the Caf or MSA

This form should be sent to your Family Allowance Fund (FAC) preferably by registered letter with notice of receipt.

Who shall I contact

Depending on the nature of your disability, you may need to adjust your training. This may be specific teaching material or accommodation.

If your health condition does not allow you to complete your CFA training, you may be allowed to complete this training remotely. You may also be authorised to take practical and theoretical training or instruction at a distance equivalent to that provided in the centre.

These arrangements are implemented after the advice of your attending physician or the doctor of the departmental house of disabled persons (DDPH).

The maximum duration of the learning contract is 4 years.

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