Just six Kilkenny businesses sign up for Government apprentice scheme
Businesses in Kilkenny city and county are being urged to apply for the Apprenticeship Incentivisation Scheme.
So far just six local businesses have applied for the scheme. Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan urged more companies to avail of the apprenticeship scheme, which is now being extended until mid-2021.
Deputy Phelan said: “So far just six businesses in Kilkenny have applied for the scheme, which is designed to support employers to continue to recruit apprentices during the immediate Covid-19 period.
“It ensures that businesses who take on an apprentice are hired at €2,000 per apprentice and another €1,000 if the apprentice is still on the books for a year.
“This is a good model. It allows a person to earn and learn and allows businesses to train recruits and get some payment for it.”
For more information, visit: http://www.apprenticeship.ie