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Gender-Based bursary for Apprenticeship Employers announced

21 April 2022 


Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD recently launched a new gender-based bursary for apprenticeship employers.

The gender-based bursary is available to employers who employ apprentices on any national apprenticeship programme with greater than 80% representation of a single gender. It covers all new apprentice registrations from 1st January 2022 on eligible national apprenticeship programmes.

Apprenticeship employers are eligible to receive a €2,666 bursary for each registered apprentice from the minority gender, effective from 01 January 2022.  To be eligible for the bursary, employers must have employed and registered an apprentice(s) from the minority gender on one of the eligible programmes.

More information on how employers can apply for the bursary along with the full list of terms & conditions i& list of eligible apprenticeship progammes is available here