As an employer it can be immensely frustrating to lose an employee shortly after you’ve sent them on an expensive training course. Should the employer wish to recover training fees from employees in those circumstances, they need to set up a training agreement prior to the training taking place. This is entirely separate from the contract of employment. Under the training agreement, the training fees constitute a loan which must be paid back should the employee leave (or be dismissed for gross misconduct) within a certain period post-completion of training.