Apprenticeship is a programme of formal education and training. It combines learning in your place of work, with learning in an education or training centre. On successful completion of a number of phases of training, apprentices become recognised craftspeople or professionals.
An Action Plan to expand apprenticeship and traineeship in Ireland from 2016-2020 has been put in place. During the lifetime of this plan, the government hope to see 50,000 learners register on apprenticeship and traineeship programmes.
The traditional craft apprenticeships include those in the Construction, Electrical, Engineering, and Motor sectors.
Over 20 new occupational apprenticeships are in the process of being developed and introduced in the Computer & ICT, MedTech, Insurance, Finance, Accountancy, Logistics and Hospitality sectors.
Details including entry requirements, training structure, where to find apprenticeship vacancies and a range of related videos, are available via the menu structure on this page.
A Career Traineeship is a model of work-based learning at NFQ levels 4 and 5. Currently there are 31 traineeship programmes available around the country, with the opportunity to develop new programmes in response to identified skills needs.
Read more: Five Step Guide to Traineeships in Ireland