What Next : Where can I find apprenticeships & training opportunities?
Apprenticeships allow an individual to gain work experience and training with a view to obtaining a "trade" or becoming a qualified craftsperson. The main craft trades have been designated by SOLAS and come within the scope of the statutory apprenticeship system, which is organised in Ireland by SOLAS in co-operation with the Department of Education and Skills, employers and unions. During the apprenticeship your employer provides you with on the job training and work experience. You will also obtain off- the job training in a local training centre or educational institution.
There are many reasons why people choose to complete an apprenticeship:
- An apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, competencies, experience and qualifications to build a successful career
- Apprenticeship training is relevant and tailored to the needs of industry
- Apprentices are paid as they progress through their apprenticeships
- On completion of an apprenticeship, an apprentice will become a craftsperson in the chosen occupation and hold a national and internationally recognised qualification.
For further information about becoming, or employing, an apprentice, contact your local FÁS Office.Please visit www.solas.ie for contact details.
Please note that FÁS and the local VEC have been merged and will replaced by the Local Education and Training Board. Existing services will continue to be available until the merge is complete under the newly formed further education and training authority SOLAS (Seirbhísí Oideachais Leanunaigh agus Scileanna).
Last Updated: 05/03/2014 ^ back to top