Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Ceisteanna (455, 456)

Richard Bruton

Ceist:

455. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the list of traditional apprenticeships and new apprenticeships, respectively which are now available for participation; and the number of places on each for participation. [27558/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Richard Bruton

Ceist:

456. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the areas in which further new apprenticeships are in development; and the planned number of places on each. [27559/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 455 and 456 together.

There are currently 60 apprenticeships available with a further 18 programmes in development. Apprenticeship is demand-led. For craft apprenticeship, the number of places is determined by employers, with off-the-job training provided to all registered apprentices. Apprenticeships established since 2016 have one or more intakes per annum with the take-up determined by employer engagement and available apprentice jobs.

A list of current apprenticeships is attached in Table 1, including registration figures for 2020 and the latest figures available to end of April 2021. Table 2 shows the 18 apprenticeships in development and the estimated initial apprentice registrations.

[<ahref="https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/debates/questions/supportingDocumentation/2021-05-25_pq455-6-25-05-21_en.docx ">SSHA</a>]

Question No. 456 answered with Question No. 455.