Benefits

For Apprentices
  • Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, competencies, experience and qualifications to build a successful career;
  • Apprenticeship training is relevant and tailored to the needs of industry;
  • Apprentices are paid as they progress through their apprenticeships;
  • On completion of an apprenticeship, apprentices will become a craftsperson in their chosen occupation and hold a national and internationally recognised qualification;
  • Employers wishing to recruit apprentices may advertise their vacancies on Jobs Ireland. However, before registering an apprentice employers must be approved by SOLAS. Contact your local Services to Business Office based in your local Training Centre for more information on registration.
For Employers
  • Apprenticeship courses are based on uniform, pre-specified and industry agreed standards;
  • Apprenticeship courses comply with current and future needs of the chosen occupation;
  • Through the systematic development and assessment of skills, knowledge and competencies, apprentices become more productive and reach efficient worker standards more quickly;
  • Apprentices receive a Training Allowance while attending off-the-job training.

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