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Apprenticeship Programmes

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 8 July 2021

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Ceisteanna (72)

Joe Flaherty

Ceist:

72. Deputy Joe Flaherty asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the status of the new apprenticeship programmes due to come on stream in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36852/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

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.

Apprenticeship Programmes

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