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Recruitment and Apprenticeship Training

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  • Jens Mohrenweiser

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    (Zentrum fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung Mannheim (ZEW) (Centre for European Economic Research))

The paper assess the potential free-riding of non-training firms on the training efforts of training firms and analyses differences in recruitment of apprenticeship graduates trained elsewhere between training and non-training firms. The paper shows that only 5.6 per cent of non-training firms hire apprenticeship graduates. On the contrary, 27 per cent of training firms hire switching apprenticeship graduates. In total, 85.5 per cent of firms that hire switching apprenticeship graduates train themselves and only four per cent of all apprenticeship graduates find their first job in non-training firms. This indicates a comparative advantage of training firms in hiring apprenticeship graduates trained elsewhere.

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Paper provided by University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW) in its series Economics of Education Working Paper Series with number 0073.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2012
Date of revision: Aug 2013
Handle: RePEc:iso:educat:0073
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