Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Ceisteanna (367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 375, 377)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

367. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices commencing an apprenticeship programme in each of the years 2008 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19743/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

368. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices who failed to complete an apprenticeship programme in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; the reason the apprentices did not complete the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19744/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

369. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices participating on an apprenticeship in each apprenticeship programme, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19745/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

370. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices participating in an apprenticeship programme by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19746/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

371. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of male and female apprentices, respectively, participating in an apprenticeship programme in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19747/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

372. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices from a minority ethnic background participating in an apprenticeship programme, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19748/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

373. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of apprentices in each age cohort (details supplied) participating on an apprenticeship programme in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19749/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

375. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding provided for apprenticeships in each of the years 2014 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19751/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

377. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding provided to pre-apprenticeship or access to apprenticeship programmes in 2017 and 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19753/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 367 to 373, inclusive, 375 and 377 together.

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

It should be noted that data on the ethnic background of Irish apprentices is not currently collected. However, one of the arising actions from the review of pathways to participation in apprenticeships is to incorporate the national census questions on ethnicity into apprentice registration as a means of gathering more robust data on participation.

In relation to the Deputy’s request for data about those apprentices that failed to complete an apprenticeship programme it should also be noted that in order to look at overall retention rates in apprenticeship, it is necessary to focus on those who would have completed their apprenticeship. National apprenticeships are 4 years in total and sometimes take longer to complete. SOLAS have looked at all apprentice registrations from 2000 to 2013 and have set out the position in the relevant table. This shows a completion rate of almost 70% of all apprentices registering during this period.

Reasons for non-completion include redundancy, emigration, repeated failure to pass assessments and leaving to take up other employment or education options. It is important to note that this data includes the period of the recession that severely impacted on the construction industry.

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROVISION – 2017 to 2019.

Description

2017

2018

2019

Solas - Pre-apprenticeship training*

€402,762

€811,294

€873,806

HEA - Access to Apprenticeship

€0

€60,000

€0

Total

€402,762

€871,294

€873,806

* Based on average cost plus PLC total funding not included, as teacher pay is paid through the DES

Apprentice Population at end April 2019

Total

Auctioneering Total

55

Auctioneering & Property Services *

55

Biopharmachem Total

15

Laboratory Analyst *

Laboratory Technician *

15

Construction Total

3943

Brick and Stonelaying

195

Cabinet Making

2

Carpentry and Joinery

1535

Floor and Wall Tiling

Painting and Decorating

109

Plastering

89

Plumbing

1756

Stonecutting and Stonemasonry

24

Wood Manufacturing and Finishing

233

Wood Machinist

Electrical Total

6756

Aircraft Mechanics

177

Electrical

5564

Electrical Instrumentation

390

Electronic Security Systems

155

Industrial Electrical Eng *

56

Instrumentation

51

Refrigeration

363

Engineering Total

2119

Farriery

27

Industrial Insulation

46

Manufacturing Engineering (Level 6) *

75

Manufacturing Engineering (Level 7) *

55

Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitting

608

Metal Fabrication

751

Pipefitting

144

Polymer Processing Tech *

37

Sheet Metalworking

139

Toolmaking

237

Financial Total

411

Accounting Technician *

169

Insurance Practice *

191

International Financial Services Associate *

27

International Financial Services Specialist *

24

Hospitality Total

139

Butcher *

14

Chef de Partie *

27

Commis Chef *

98

ICT Total

89

ICT Associate Professional Network Technician *

38

ICT Associate Professional Software Developer *

51

Logistics Total

26

Logistics *

26

Motor Total

2439

Agricultural Mechanics

152

Construction Plant Fitting

245

Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

547

Motor Mechanics

1328

Vehicle Body Repairs

167

Printing & Paper Total

7

Print Media

7

Totals

Craft Apprenticeships Total

15041

New Apprenticeships Total *

958

Grand Total

15999

* = consortia led

rest = Craft based

Age of current Apprentice Population as at (03/05/2019)

Age Group

Number of Apprentices

16-17

73

18-21

5,578

22-25

6,262

26+

4,098

Grand Total

16,011

Number of Apprentices by County (02/05/19)

County

No. of Apprentices

Carlow

274

Cavan

362

Clare

390

Cork

1,939

Donegal

253

Dublin

3,730

Galway

687

Kerry

468

Kildare

883

Kilkenny

388

Laois

306

Leitrim

91

Limerick

634

Longford

144

Louth

512

Mayo

415

Meath

917

Monaghan

254

Offaly

333

Roscommon

191

Sligo

172

Tipperary

758

Waterford

484

Westmeath

335

Wexford

601

Wicklow

489

Grand Total

16,010

Completion rates:

Table

Female & Male Apprentices 2016 to 2018

Year

Female

Male

Total

2016

60

10,385

10,445

2017

151

12,698

12,849

2018

341

15,032

15,373

Apprenticeship Training

NTF Allocation (€m)

Exchequer Allocation (€m)

Total (€m)

2014

39.6

13.1

52.7

2015

49.6

12.5

62.1

2016

60.1

14.6

74.7

2017

80.4

19.1

99.5

2018**

122

0

122

* Includes all costs associated with apprenticeship training, excluding capital.

** From 2018 all funding for craft and consortia led apprenticeships was provided by the NTF.