Sunday February 23, 2020

Apprenticeships are back, and they’re more attractive than ever

Previously the preserve of plumbers and mechanics, today apprenticeships are found everywhere from finance to the hospitality industry, writes Arlene Harris

11th February, 2018
Apprenticeships can serve as the gateway to a long and rewarding career in a multitude of different fields Pictures: Solas

There was a time when doing an apprenticeship was very commonplace amongst the young population of Ireland. Then for several years, interest waned as students went down different paths. However, according to latest figures, the number of young people embarking on an apprenticeship in their chosen career path is very much on the rise.

Although the number of apprentices in the construction industry took a dip for a few years, figures in engineering and the...

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