The apprentice was protected against early termination of the training contract, which often prevented employers from engaging in such an agreement, especially in times of economic hardship. A training contract contains details about employment patterns, working conditions and the training programme itself. The employer and apprentice will receive a copy of the custody agreement. The agreement must be signed by both the trainee and the employer at the beginning of a training, in order to confirm the individual employment agreements between the two parties. Details about the content and timing of the training (including the training standards ultimately scored) can be found on the registration form and learning agreement. Copies of the apprenticeship agreement are sent to employers and apprentices after signing. . . .