Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (186)

Brendan Griffin


186. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an exemption will be made for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; if they will be paid for the duration of their training on a FÁS course in view of the fact that FÁS allowed them to remain training on a course knowing that their employer had not supplied all the documentation to meet the requirements for participation in the redundant apprentice placement scheme. [11167/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am informed by FÁS that the individual in question did not participate on the FÁS Redundant Apprentice Placement Scheme. He completed Phase 7 of his apprenticeship with his employer. I understand that FÁS does not pay any apprentices when they are with their employer for Phase 1, Phase 3, Phase 5 and Phase 7 of their apprenticeship training. The payment of the apprentice in these phases is a matter between the apprentice and his/her employer. FÁS is not in a position to grant an exemption in this case.