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Apprenticeship Employer Grant

21 September 2022 


Did you know?

You may be able to claim a grant of €2000 for each of your apprentices this year and each year of their training

If you employ apprentices on these programmes you are eligible for the grant:

Arboriculture, Laboratory Analyst, Laboratory Technician, Geo Driller, Scaffolding, Industrial Electrical Engineer, Engineering Services Management, Equipment Systems Engineer, Lean Sigma Manager, Manufacturing Engineer (L7), Manufacturing Technology (L6), OEM Engineer, Polymer Processing Technology, Principal Engineer, Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician, Accounting Technician, International Financial Services Associate, International Financial Services Specialist, Hairdressing, Advanced Healthcare Assistant Practitioner, Bar Manager, Butcher, Chef de Partie, Commis Chef,  Sous Chef, CGI Technical Artist, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Practitioner, Network Engineer Associate, Software Developer Associate, Telecommunications and Data Network Technician, Insurance Practitioner, Logistics Associate, Supply Chain Associate, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Specialist, Transport Operations & Commercial Driving, Auctioneering & Property Services, Recruitment Executive, Retail Supervision, Sales

To apply for the grant:

  1. Log onto         

If you are not already registered send an email to

  1. Click on ‘Employer Grant’
  2. Complete your online application in less than 5 minutes

Log on today and claim your apprenticeship grant.

Effective from January 2022, this annual base grant will be paid to employers who employ apprentices in one of the 40+ apprenticeships which have been established since 2016. The €2000 grant per apprentice per year will be paid for each eligible registered apprentice during their employment with the company via Apprenticeship Online. Two payment points of €1000 are planned per year- June and December. This extends financial support to all apprentice employers for the first time, addressing a key barrier to employer participation in apprenticeship. The Employer Grant is being introduced as part of the national Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021-2025 with the newly established National Apprenticeship Office administering the Grant.