The Irish government has announced it is opening a new apprenticeship programme for young people who want to work in Ireland’s hospitality sector.
The scheme will give young people the opportunity to study for apprenticeships while working in the hospitality industry.
It is part of a $200m programme to attract talent from across the tourism industry.
The announcement comes a week after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a raft of initiatives, including an increase in the minimum wage and a new childcare support scheme.
The new apprenticeships will be run by the Irish Association of Students (IAS) and will be available from January 2019.
Isos director of marketing and communications Claire O’Connor said the apprenticeships would allow young people to get the education they need.
“The opportunity for young apprentices to get jobs in the accommodation industry and then get involved in their communities will provide opportunities for them to earn an apprenticeship degree and help them further their careers in the future,” she said.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our young people, it’s a great opportunity for us as we continue to grow in tourism, and a great chance for our apprentices to start their own careers in Ireland.”
Ms O’Connors said the programme would be “a really good opportunity for people to earn their first job in the industry”.
“This will be a real opportunity for those young people that are coming to Ireland and they are going to have the opportunity for jobs in accommodation industry,” she added.
“They can apply for jobs at the AIS, at the hotels, at our hotels, wherever they are looking to go.”
The scheme is being run by an international organisation called AIS Ireland.
Ms O”We want to support young people across the industry, both in Ireland and across the world, so that they can learn the skills that will help them to get into the accommodation sector and the hospitality sector,” she continued.
“This is going to help young people learn how to work with the staff, to get to know the people, and to work alongside people that they might not normally have the chance to work.”
We also want to provide them with an opportunity to work on their own time and that’s why we are offering apprenticeships.
“She said that AIS’s new apprentices will receive “a lot of support and a lot of opportunities” to learn the industry and work alongside locals.”
These young people will be helping us grow our economy and we want to give young workers the skills to build our economy,” Ms O’Connell said.
In a statement, the Irish government said the new apprentices would work for an organisation that would be part of the new Isos Ireland.”
Our apprentices will work alongside a range at the hotel industry that will also be providing support to the young workers and will help with their training and apprenticeship.””
This organisation will help the young person develop skills and become more effective in their careers.”
Our apprentices will work alongside a range at the hotel industry that will also be providing support to the young workers and will help with their training and apprenticeship.
“The Irish government announced plans in June for more than $3bn worth of infrastructure investments across the country.
The programme will start in March with about 1,000 apprenticeships for young Irish people.
Ioannas Ireland has previously announced it would spend up to €500,000 to train more than 1,400 young people in tourism.”
As we have seen in other countries, there is a lot more interest in tourism and hospitality sectors, and we are looking at ways to attract more talent to the sector,” Ms Connors said.