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€3,000 apprenticeship incentive scheme launched

A new €3,000 apprenticeship incentive scheme was this week launched, which aims to increase the number of apprentices working in all sectors in Ireland, including the motor industry.

Launched by Simon Harris T.D., Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, it will offer employers €3,000 for each new apprentice registered between March and the end of this year.

There are currently more than 18,000 active apprenticeships ongoing throughout Ireland.

Minister Harris highlighted the government’s ambition in seeing the number of apprentices working in Ireland grow, and said this new scheme will play a key part in the country’s recovery and future.

The government has provided funding for employers in the July Stimulus package.