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Table 4 Composition of training costs in Germany (2007) and Switzerland (2009)

From: Return on investment of apprenticeship systems for enterprises: Evidence from cost-benefit analyses

  Germany Switzerland
  all apprenticeships 3 year apprenticeships 4 year apprenticeships
Training costs    
Apprentice pay 62.1% 50% 46%
Instructor pay 21.5% 39% 39%
Training infrastructure and material, and other costs 16.4% 11% 15%
Training benefits    
From unskilled tasks 45.0% 53% 47%
From skilled tasks 55.0% 46% 51%
Other benefits 0% 1% 2%
  1. Source: Schönfeld et al. 2010 (Germany) and Strupler and Wolter 2012 (Switzerland).