17 new Apprenticeship Programmes to be developed in 202211 January 2022
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has announced 17 new apprenticeship programmes will be developed during 2022. The 17 new courses being developed over this coming year are in the areas of Agriculture, Engineering, Construction, Equine, Finance, Hospitality and Food, ICT and Logistics.
Minister Harris said '“In order to meet our targets we require an apprenticeship system that is flexible and responsive, providing a strong value proposition for employers and potential apprentices, is attractive and easy to engage with, and which delivers high standards and sought after qualifications, therefore embedding apprenticeship as a preferred route to skills development'.
'We now have 62 apprenticeship programmes. Eight new programmes were launched over 2020 and 2021 despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and we have a further four programmes close to launch. People are responding to this variety and as of last week, we had over 8,000 new registrations this year. Across 2022, we will expand the system further, to create even more employment and learning opportunities for people."
Legislation will also be brought forward to allow for the delivery of apprenticeships in Agriculture, for example, where apprenticeships in Farm Management and Farm Technicians will be sought. This will further add to support and drive the economy.
For anyone that would like to read more about the list of apprenticeships currently in development for 2022 you can access it by clicking here