Easing the administrative burden on host companies through less bureaucracy

A functioning VET system with nationally recognised vocational qualifications requires a certain degree of regulation. Host companies are therefore required to carry out additional administrative work when providing workplace training to apprentices. This study is intended to help identify ways to reduce the administrative burden that host companies experience as a result of regulatory requirements.

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According to SECO's Bureaucracy Monitor, over half of all host companies consider the administrative burden associated with providing workplace training to be (rather) high. For this reason, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the Swiss Observatory for Vocational Education and Training (OBS SFUVET) and BSS Economic Consultants to conduct a study on how to ease the administrative burden on host companies. The aim of this study is to determine why host companies feel that regulatory requirements are a burden. The study will also identify good regulatory practices and highlight potential for improvement.

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