Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Education and Skills

Apprenticeship Programmes

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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290. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there are plans to help apprentices who have to pay high rents when they are completing different phases of their course away from home and who cannot stay at home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23888/22]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Craft apprentices are eligible for certain allowances during their off-the-job training such as meal, travel and rent allowances.

These allowances are paid in addition to the craft training allowances that apprentices receive while they are attending off the job training.

All apprentices are primarily employees and as such, eligible apprentices are also entitled to access general employment supports such as the Working Family Payment and other relevant schemes.

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