Great news all round. However, steps must be taken to keep improving the system and problems nipped in the bud; in particular the thorny issue of payment. Smaller employers could find it a struggle to pay their apprentices whilst the college part of the scheme is fulfilled, ultimately leaving them with wages going out but no staff.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/number-of-school-leavers-choosing-apprenticeships-doubles-1.4148232

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