Apprenticeships in Ireland


When it comes to teaching young people trades, Ireland lags far behind states such as GermanyIrish Times, a country that has been widely praised for its approach to apprenticeships. The Irish apprenticeship system currently covers only 27 trades, while the German and Austrian systems each extend to more than 300 occupations at a variety of skill levels. What’s more, apprenticeship is seen as the route into work and further career development for many young people in Germany, with between 70 to 80 per cent of those signing up for apprenticeships completing them.

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2016-11-18T12:29:10+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Categories: Apprenticeships|