Become an Apprentice
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Why choose an Apprenticeship

Wide range of career choices​

Lead to award levels 5–10 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

Between 2–4 years in duration

Minimum 50% on-the-job learning

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

Apprentices are employed under a formal contract of apprenticeship

The apprentice is paid for the duration of the apprenticeship

Industry-led. Training by industry professionals

Job ready qualifications

Excellent career progression

Accelerate your career prospects

Supported by the apprenticeship team throughout your apprenticeship

How to become an apprentice

To begin an apprenticeship, you must be:


Be employed by an approved employer. This is an employer who has gone through the approval process to employ apprentices


Meet the minimum entry requirements.  For further information on minimum entry requirements for each apprenticeship, visit www.apprenticeship.ie


When registered as an apprentice you are supported by the LWETB Apprenticeship Team and assigned an Apprenticeship Training Advisor.

The Registration Process

Registration process


We have a dedicated Apprenticeship Team who are delighted to you with any query you have about apprenticeship.