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26 Jan 2022

Louth Senator welcomes apprenticeship scheme extension

Louth Senator welcomes apprenticeship scheme extension

Louth senator Erin McGreehan has welcomed the extension of the Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme (AIS).

The Government has announced a further extension of the AIS until the end of December 2021. 

The Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme provides financial support for employers who register apprentices to a national apprenticeship. 

Welcoming the announcement Louth Fianna Fáil Senator Erin McGreehan commented: “Apprenticeships are such an important part of our education and training sector and I am delighted to see this Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme for Employers being extended.

“Employers who take on an individual have a lot of responsibility when it comes to training that individual and ensuring they gain real-world experience. As such employers should most definitely receive an incentive for the integral work that they do to upskill and educate our apprentices. 

"Trades are a vital part of our economy and a high quality, well trained workforce is essential."

Employers who are approved by SOLAS to employ apprentices are eligible for a €3,000 payment for each new apprentice registered. A sum of €2,000 per apprentice is paid to eligible employers following the registration of apprentices with a further €1,000 payable after one year for each apprentice retained on their apprenticeship. 

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