Apprenticeships are currently available or are being developed across a wide range of industries and sectors. Apprenticeships now available include the Logistics Associate, Supply Chain Associate, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Specialist and Retail Supervision. For further information on the range of programmes available visit the Apprenticeship Council.
The Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme provides financial support for apprenticeship employers who take on apprentices on all national apprenticeship programmes. Under Budget 2021, the Apprentice Incentivisation Scheme has been extended until mid-2021 due to success of the initiative in 2020. The incentive support covers all national apprenticeship programmes - 58 programmes as of August 2020 - and will apply to any new apprenticeship programmes which are launched up until mid- 2021.
Apprenticeship employers are eligible for a €3,000 payment for each new apprentice who is registered. €2,000 per apprentice is payable at the point of registration. A further €1,000 is payable during the course of the apprenticeship.