Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (163)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

163. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new apprenticeships registrations and number of new apprenticeship programmes which have resulted out of the Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship and Traineeships in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51375/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

To date 29 new apprentices programmes have been developed in sectors of the economy such as auctioneering, ICT, hospitality, logistics and biopharma. As of 31 October there has been a cumulative total of 19,485 new registrations on apprenticeship programmes since the commencement of the Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship and Traineeships in Ireland (2016 – 2020).

This has seen the number of apprentices registered on apprenticeship programmes rise from 8,317 at end 2015 to 17,467 as at the end of October 2019.