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EMPLOYERS INFORMATION 

EMPLOYER COMMITMENTS
  • - Employ Apprentice on 3 year Fixed Term Contract
  • - Release for Protected study 1 day per week (20 weeks per year)
  • - Plus
  •      * 1 day protected study for conference attendance each year
  •      * 1 day protected study for exam revision (Year 2)
  • - Assign role of Apprentice Advocate
  • - Assign role of Workplace Mentor(s)
  • - Release Workplace Mentor for training & meetings (twice per year)
  • - Mentor gives feedback on ePORTFOLIO evidence
  • - Costs
  •      * €1000 Student/Apprenticeship Registration (Contribution) Fee per year
  •      * Yearly Salary for Apprentice (no deductions for 'off-the-job')
Employers must register with http://www.apprenticeship.ie/en/employers/Pages/EmployerInfo.aspx first. 

As of August 2020, the Government have made available a €3,000 grant for companies that enter the Apprenticeship Programme. (€2,000 available on registration, €1,000 in Qtr 3 2021)

Workplace Provision Requirements

1. Workplace Mentor 

  • - A minimum of 3 years' experience in recruitment
  • - Holds a supervisory/management level position

2. Mentor / Apprentice Private Meeting Space

  • - Meeting room or office

3. Apprentice Workspace

  • - Apprentices may be enabled to work remotely

4. ICT Resources

  • - PC or laptop (laptop to enable remote working/study)
  • - Reliable internet connection of >1mbps, web browser software (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome), Flash Player, a webcam plus a headset with built-in microphone 
  • - Recent installed release of Windows operating system or alternative

5. Off-the-Job Training

  • - Private study space (training/meeting room or office)
  • - Private study space can be shared with other apprentices in ame cohort
  • - Apprentices may complete OTJ training remotely

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