Almost three quarters of the total costs are borne by training enterprises. Most of the costs are due to the apprenticeship remuneration paid by the training company. IVET trainers within the company and the training equipment are also part of the companies’ costs.

Approximately 75% of the total costs are borne by training enterprises: in 2012 an Austrian training company spent on average EUR 15,500 per year on each apprentice. Further, the school-based element of training costs is approximately EUR 5,650 per person per year.

The training company pays the apprenticeship remuneration, which comprises most of the cost. In addition, there are the expenditures for the qualified IVET trainers within the company and the training equipment. The training companies also often fund additional training programmes such as language or specialist courses, courses on social skills, etc.

The training companies are supported by a large number of direct and indirect subsidisation options that ultimately reduce the company’s costs.

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