Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland. The benefits for employers of engaging in the Apprenticeship model are many, including:

  • Apprenticeship courses are based on uniform, pre-specified and industry agreed standards;
  • Apprenticeship courses comply with current and future needs of the chosen occupation;
  • Through the systematic development and assessment of skills, knowledge and competencies, apprentices become more productive and reach efficient worker standards more quickly;
  • Apprentices receive a Training Allowance while attending off-the-job training

Further information for Employers available at :

For further information on Apprenticeship, please visit

or contact The Cork Training Centre Apprenticeship Services on 021- 4856200.