What rights do you have during vocational training?
You also have rights while you are doing your vocational training. You have the right to be treated with respect. Mistakes can happen, after all, you are still learning.
There is also a vocational training framework plan: It tells you exactly what you need to learn and when. You have the right to ensure that this plan is adhered to. This means that your trainer is not allowed to simply give you things to do that have nothing to do with your vocational training. You can defend yourself against this.
You also have the right to protective clothing/appropriate equipment if this is necessary for the occupation you are training for.
If you are unsure what your rights are or you are being treated badly, you can get help:
- You can go to the works council (Betriebsrat) or the youth and trainee representation (Jugend- und Ausbildungsvertretung, JAV).
- Or you can contact a liaison teacher at your vocational school or your Chamber of Crafts/Chamber of Trade.
- You can also contact your local trade union (if you are a member).
- You can also contact your Fair Integration advice centre.