Apprenticeship in India- Creating a job ready work force !


What is Apprenticeship training?

  • Apprenticeship Training is a course that comprises basic and practical training at the workplace, in an industry or establishment.
  • An apprentice is a person who has signed a contract of apprenticeship with an establishment to undergo apprenticeship training
  • Mandate under law for all establishments having more than 4 employees (including contractual employees) to engage apprentices.

Legal Status of Apprentices

  • Apprentice shall be TRAINEE and NOT a WORKER
  • The provisions of any law with respect to labour, such as EPF / ESI shall not be apply to or in relation to apprentice
  • Establishment can engage apprentices of age 18 years and above in normal working hours of the establishment (including night shifts)
  • For apprentices under age 18 years establishment shall engage them in training between 8 am to 6 pm only.

Establishment under the preview of Apprenticeship Mandate   

  • Employee strength 0 to 3 employee: Not eligible 
    • Apprentice Band- Not eligible
    • Apprentice Duration- Not eligible
  • Employee strength 4 to 29 employee: Optional 
    • Apprentice Band- 2.5 % to 15 % employee strength,
    • Apprentice Duration- 3 to 36 months 
  • Employee strength above 30: Mandatory 
    • Apprentice Band- 2.5 % to 15 % employee strength, 
    • Apprentice Duration- 3 to 36 months

Stipend payment to Apprentices

  • School pass-outs (class 5th- class 9th) Rs. 5000/- per month
  • School pass-outs (class 10th) Rs. 6000/- per month
  • School pass-outs (class 12th) Rs. 7000/- per month
  • National or State Certificate holder Rs. 7000/- per month
  • Technical (vocational) apprentice or Vocational Certificate holder Rs 7000/- per month
  • Technical apprentices or diploma holder in any stream or sandwich course Rs. 8000/- per month
  • Graduate apprentices or degree apprentices or degree in any stream Rs. 9000/- per month

Apprenticeship Portal

A unified portal has been developed to execute apprenticeship program digitally. The portal facilitate registration of establishments under NAPS

Click to Register NAPS Now !

For more assistance and support contact,

Electronics Sector Skill Council of India

Mr. Mangesh Mithey,

Regional Manager, West