The psychological contract in apprenticeships and traineeships: Differing perceptions.

Erica Smith, Arlene Walker, Roslin Brennan Kemmis

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Abstract

As with any contract of employment, the mutual expectations of the employer and the apprentice/trainee are very important. Apprenticeships and traineeships have greater expectations than other employment contracts of employment because of the training component of the contract. This paper reports on some of the findings of a major NCVER-funded national project examining mutual expectations in apprenticeships and traineeships through the concept of the psychological contract. The paper focuses on the differences between employers and apprentices/trainees, in the expectations each party has of the other and in the extent to which the expectations are perceived to have been met.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in VET
Subtitle of host publicationJanus- Reflecting back, projecting forward, 14th Annual AVETRA Conference
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAVETRA
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference - Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Apr 201129 Apr 2011

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference
CountryAustralia
Period28/04/1129/04/11

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