While attending Off-the-Job phases of training the apprentice is paid a continued training allowance by SOLAS from an apprenticeship fund. Throughout the On-the-Job training phases apprentices are paid the normal apprentice wage rate by the employer. In most cases such rates have been agreed between employer and trade union representatives and vary according to the year of apprenticeship.


Intreo is a service from the Department of Social Protection. Intreo is a single point of contact for all employment needs and offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike.