İşkur On-The-Job Training Program (IEP) Consultation Service

What is On-the-Job Training Program?

These are programs organized for unemployed individuals registered at the Social Security Institution that allow them to gain professional experience, receive on-the-job training in professions for which they received theoretical training, and adapt to the working environment.

What are the Advantages of On-the-Job Training Program?

You can save the cost of a minimum wage employee by employing them with the incentive of İŞKUR On-the-Job Training Program before you start them as Social Security Institute employees, and in this process, you can train your staff according to your own needs as well as having the opportunity for a probation period. In this way, you can enable them to develop their professional knowledge and skills. You can benefit from the No. 6111, 6645, 17103 and 27103 incentives for trainees who successfully complete the program and are employed within the company covered by the Social Security Institution.

Which Sectors Can Benefit from On-The-Job-Training Program?

On-the-Job Training Program is organized for professions that will enable the participant to gain professional experience. The General Directorate is authorized to determine the professions to be included. Programs cannot be arranged for occupations included in the occupations group that do not require qualifications in the Turkish Vocational Dictionary.

  • Maximum 8 calendar months and maximum 156 working days in informatics and manufacturing sectors and specified professions,
  • Maximum 5 calendar months and maximum 78 working days in other sectors and occupations other than these sectors,
  • Maximum 240 working days in occupations considered dangerous and very dangerous.
  • On-the-job training programs can be organized for a maximum of 11 calendar months and a maximum of 234 working days for future professions determined by the General Directorate. It cannot exceed 240 working days in total.

How are the number of trainees who can participate in the On-The-Job Training Program Determined?

Establishments with at least 5 or more employees can employ trainees up to 30% of the total number of employees. The number of insured persons based on the number of participants who can participate in the On-the-Job Training Program is the number of insured persons by the Social Security Institution for the last six months or six-month period, provided that it is included under the employer’s tax number and for the workplaces located in the province where the program is organized within the twelve-month period before the start of the program. It is calculated by dividing the total number of premium days by one hundred and eighty.

How Much is Paid to Trainees by İŞKUR During the On-the-Job Training Program?

During the On-the-Job Training Program, trainees are paid 163,59 TL per day. If the trainee is a student, the rate is 122.69 TL per day, 81.80 TL per day is paid if they receive unemployment benefit, and 179.95 TL per day for the professions specified as the professions of the future.

Daily rate for trainees

163,59 TL

Daily pay for students

122,69 TL

Daily pay for those who receive unemployment benefit

81,80 TL

Daily pay fort he professions of the future

179,95 TL

Can On-the-Job Training Program Trainees Benefit from Health Services?

Work accident, occupational illnesses and general health insurance premiums of the trainees participating in the On-the-Job Training Program are paid by the Turkish Employment Agency during the program. In this way, trainees and their dependents can benefit from health services while they attend the program.

How Many Hours Can a Trainee in On-the-Job Training Program Work Daily and Weekly?

Trainees included in the program within the scope of On-the-Job Training Program can be employed for a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum of 8 hours a day and that the total number of hours a week should not exceed a net 45 hours per week and they can work up to 6 days a week. In total, it cannot exceed 240 working days. Overtime is not allowed for trainees.

In addition, during the program trainees have the right to a maximum of 5 days sick leave which has to be proven by a doctor’s report. The trainee should not be absent more than 1/10 of the On-the-Job Training Program period. The trainees cannot receive payment from İŞKUR for the days that they are on leave or did not attend the course. Trainees whose absentee allowance expire are excluded from the program and cannot participate in the On-the-Job Training Program for 24 months.

Example Savings Chart

İŞKUR Project Type

Number of Trainees

Applicable Program Duration

Monthly Savings from a single trainee who would work on minimum wage

Net Saving of the Company from a program

On-the-Job Training Program


3 Months (78 Working days)

5.879,70 TL

881.995,00 TL

What are the Conditions of Participation in On-the-Job Training Programs?

  • Unemployed and registered with the Social Security Institution
  • Age of 15 or over
  • Not having a first-degree or second-degree blood relative or spouse of the employer
  • Not to have retired
  • Not being an employee of the employer who applied to the program in the one-year period before the start of the program
  • Long-term insurance premiums have not been paid in the last month before the start of the program
  • To have benefited from job and career counselling services
  • Students who meet the above conditions and do not have any obstacles that prevent them from continuing the program can also participate in the programs.

What should be done once the On-the-Job Training Program ends?

  • At the end of the ¼ of the on-the-job training program, the company has to employ 70% of the number of trainees attending the program in the same profession for at least 3 times the program duration provided that it is not less than 60 days and pay for their insurance.
  • The number of employees on the start date of the program should not be less than the number of employees on the end date.

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