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# Apprenticeships

This year
Paramedics and GSOC investigators among planned doubling of public sector apprenticeships
Minister Harris said the expansion of public sector apprenticeships is part of a cultural change the government are trying to bring about in Ireland.
Two new farming apprenticeships aim to 'help labour shortages in the agri sector'
The first apprentices will begin their two-year programme in September.
Defence Forces to participate in UN peacekeeping mission in Syria until next spring
The Tánaiste will today seek Cabinet approval for continued participation in the mission until March or April next year.
Last year
Extra 1,056 college places will be available in September, Harris says
There is a push taking place to increase the number of college places and apprenticeships.
Bar management apprenticeship launched in bid to tackle post-pandemic staff shortages
The three-year course is supported by Solas, the state agency for further education.
All time
There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.
Simon Harris: 'We need to drop the snobby attitude that the only way to progress in life is to go to university'
With the Leaving Certificate results out on Monday, the minister said an apprenticeship is a great way to get the career you want.
Employers offered €3,000 to take on apprentices, who will play 'key part' in Ireland's recovery
Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said that over 18,000 people are already taking part in an apprenticeship.
Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that
Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.
Calls to invest in apprenticeship schemes as new figures show 6,000 long term youth unemployed
Just 2% of apprentices are young women.
Butcher, bar manager, wind turbine engineer - just some of the apprenticeships on offer this year
The qualification you receive at the end of it ranges from level 5 to level 10 on the national framework of qualifications.
Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment
The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.
Trade union unanimously votes to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships
It said more must be done to get women into the trade.
'800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years'
Partnering with the big technology companies to implement a digital apprenticeship scheme would be game changing for Ireland’s economic prospects, writes Gary Gannon.
Behind the scenes with an Aer Lingus apprentice
The airline is doubling its normal intake of new recruits.
Back booming: Almost 3,000 building apprentices predicted for this year
There were 650 construction apprenticeships in 2010 – that rose to 2,271 last year.
Dublin City Council to re-introduce apprenticeship schemes for plumbers, electricians in 2018
There will be only 15 positions next year, but it is hoped that number will increase substantially in 2019.
'There's still a stigma around apprenticeships. People look down on you'
This perception of apprenticeships as a back-up plan compared to university is one that is changing. We talk to 4 young apprentices.
"Employers are losing out" - why are less than 1% of state apprenticeships being taken by women?
Just 52 of them in fact. But is there more than just gender stereotypes behind the exclusion of women from so many established professions?
Looking for work? ESB is taking on up to 100 apprentices this year
The majority of the apprenticeships will be electrical with a small number HGV mechanic apprenticeships.
Irish Rail is looking for a woman (several, preferably)
The rail operator is hiring new apprentices.
Looking for work? ESB is hiring 300 apprentices
They will be taken on over the next five years.
German employers are struggling to fill positions for 120,000 apprentices
There’s even a flashy new TV advert portraying craftspeople as attractive super-heroes, in an attempt to entice people in the roles.
Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment
A European Youth Guarantee would see young people secure an offer of employment, continued education or apprenticeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving education, writes Emer Costello.