Kerry Businesses Urged To Apply For Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme

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Deputy Brendan Griffin.

BUSINESSES in Kerry should apply for the Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme which is now being extended until mid-2021, Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin TD has said.

The Kerry Fine Gael Deputy said: “I am delighted to receive confirmation from the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD that the Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme is being extended for businesses to apply to it.

“So far 18  businesses in Kerry have applied for the scheme, which is designed to support employers to continue to recruit apprentices during the immediate Covid-19 period.

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“It ensures that businesses who take on an apprentice are hired at €2,000 per apprentice and another €1,000 if the apprentice is still on the books for a year.

“This is a good model. It allows a person to earn and learn and allows businesses to train recruits and get some payment for it.

“Minister Harris is also developing a new Action Plan for Apprenticeship, but the scheme has offered a lifeline to many businesses seeking to take on apprentices and security for the apprentice.

“SOLAS has also moved to simplify employer access to apprenticeship through a relaunched website at where employers can find information on participating in apprenticeship or, indeed, discover how to kick-off the development of new apprenticeship programmes,” Deputy Griffin concluded.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin TD, I have a question for you;
    What do you think of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home cover-up bill that your political party is trying to pass?

    Tuam Mother and Baby Home. The Budget and RTE News, making sure nothing ever changes: