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FTA Ireland welcomes support for apprentices

[ August 12, 2020   //   ]

FTA Ireland has welcomed the Irish government’s announcement of a €3,000 financial incentive for employers taking on apprentices. General Manager Aidan Flynn said the association has been calling for some months for more support for employers

FTAI is the lead proposer for the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship, which will see its first cohort of students graduate this autumn.

Flynn said: “Supporting businesses as they recruit the workforce of tomorrow will futureproof our sector at such a critical time for the Irish economy.  Without this vital capital injection, businesses across logistics would be facing a significant skills shortage paired with a currently ageing workforce that could be difficult to address.   Logistics Associate Apprenticeship provides candidates with all the competencies to enter the world of work and start to make a significant contribution to the competitiveness of Ireland PLC.  This new financial support will ensure suitable young candidates can be attracted into the sector, and develop their skills to the benefit of the whole Irish supply chain.”