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Apprenticeship

What is apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training which formally combines and alternates learning in the workplace with learning in an education or training centre. It is a blended combination of on-the-job employer-based training and off-the-job training. At least 50% of apprenticeship learning is completed in the workplace. Apprenticeships lead to nationally recognised qualifications from Level 5- Level 10 on the National framework of Qualifications (NFQ). 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.

Why choose an Apprenticeship

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Between 2–4 years in duration

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Minimum 50% on-the- job learning

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Paid for the duration of the apprenticeship

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Training by industry professionals

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Employed under a formal contract of apprenticeship

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Leads to nationally recognised qualifications

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Wide range of career choices

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Excellent career progression

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Accelerate your career prospects

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Flexible delivery – online, blended, off-the-job learning in increments/blocks

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Supported by the apprenticeship team throughout your apprenticeship

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Become an Apprentice

Discover your talents through apprenticeship.

Unlike standard college courses, an apprenticeship allows you to earn money and become qualified while you are learning on-the-job, opening up exciting and rewarding careers.

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Becoming an Apprenticeship Employer

Apprenticeship in Ireland is long established as a pipeline for new skills and business development. This proven partnership of training people on-the-job and in education is now expanding

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Brochure to learn more about Apprenticeships.

CONTACT US

We have a dedicated Apprenticeship Team who are delighted to you with any query you have about apprenticeship. Our Senior Training Advisors will guide and support apprentices and employers throughout the apprenticeship process.​