Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (67, 68, 69, 70)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

67. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new consortia-led apprenticeship programmes forecasted under the Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship and Traineeship in Ireland 2016-2020 in each of the years 2016 to 2018 for the hospitality sector; and the number realised to date. [27418/19]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

68. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the apprentice population forecasted in the hospitality sector and related subsectors in each of the years 2016 to 2020 under the new consortia-led apprenticeships in tabular form; and the current apprentice population in the hospitality sector and subsectors. [27419/19]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

69. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of male and female apprentices in training in the hospitality sector and related subsectors for new led apprenticeships in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27420/19]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

70. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new apprenticeship registrations in the hospitality sector and related subsectors for all new consortia-led apprenticeships in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27421/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 67 to 70, inclusive, together.

Following two calls for proposals in 2015 and 2017 to date five apprenticeships in the food and hospitality sector have been approved for development. These are Craft Butcher (Level 5), Commis Chef (Level 6), Chef de Partie (Level 7), Sous Chef (Level 8) and Executive Chef (Level 9). The first three apprenticeship programmes have commenced with the Sous Chef programme due to commence later in 2019. The Executive Chef programme is due to commence in 2020.

The other information requested by the Deputy is set out in the attached tabular statements.

Table 1

Hospitality and Food: New Apprenticeships - Apprentice Population* May 2019

Apprenticeship

Female

Male

Total

Commis Chef

14

77

91

Chef de Partie

7

21

28

Butcher

1

13

14

Total

22

111

133

*The Skills and Labour Market Research Unit of SOLAS has, to date, not conducted forecasts for consortia led apprenticeships. Unlike in the craft sectors, there is not yet a clear and developed relationship between activity and registrations in these areas, partly because industry needs are being met through a range of programmes in further and higher education and training as well as through other forms of employer led training.

Table 2

Hospitality and Food - New Apprenticeships – New Registrations

Apprenticeship

Dec. 2017

Dec. 2018

May-19

Commis Chef

25

112

6

Chef de Partie

-

31

1

Sous Chef

-

-

0

Butcher

-

7

8

Total

25

150

15