36 apprenticeships have been launched following the 2013 Review of Apprenticeship Training in Ireland which set out the benefits of a system which combined workplace learning with classroom based learning in an education and training institution. These programmes complemented the craft apprenticeships which were in existence at that time and bring the total number of apprenticeships currently available to 61.
A further 17 programmes are in development in sectors such as agriculture, ICT, hospitality, construction, engineering, horticulture and commercial driving. The majority of these are due to get underway by the end of 2021. In addition, a number of potential apprenticeships are at an exploratory stage.
A list of current apprenticeships available and the 17 apprenticeships in development is attached.