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Belgium: Training and development

Original and updating author: Mark Carley

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  • Employees of employers with 10 or more employees have an individual right to be provided with a certain amount of training by their employer, while employers with 20 or more employees must draw up annual training plans. (See General)
  • Employees are entitled to time off on full pay to attend recognised vocational or general training courses. (See Paid training leave)
  • Under a specific apprenticeship contract, apprentices can receive practical training in-house and theoretical training in an approved training/education centre. (See Apprenticeships)
  • Under a "vocational immersion agreement", a trainee can acquire knowledge and skills by working for an employer. (See Other training-related contracts)