Although the recent focus on the CAO is understandable given the February 1 deadline, young people who wish to pursue other career paths may be feeling a bit left out.Irish Independant

Apprenticeships and Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses offer exciting alternatives to the CAO.

Most PLC colleges are now holding interviews, so it’s time to submit an application if students have not already done so. Soon, many companies will begin their hiring process for apprenticeships. Potential employers may include the ESB, Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann. The lack of a central application system when applying for apprenticeships can make the process daunting, but here are three schemes that offer a clear path to apprentice training and a structured application process.

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