What is Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship combines learning in an education and training institution with work-based learning in a company. At least 50% of apprenticeship learning is completed in the workplace. Apprenticeships lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

It is a dual system, a blended combination of on-the-job employer-based training and off-the-job training.

  • There are over 60 + apprenticeships available.
  • Apprentices ”earn while they learn“– they have an employment contract and are paid a salary for the duration of their apprenticeship training.
  • Apprenticeships vary in length depending on the programme, lasting between two and four years.
  • 6,500+ Irish employers are using apprenticeship to recruit and develop their talent pipeline.

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