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Ireland: Training and development

Original authors: Mark Carley and Dr Tony Dobbins
Updating author: Mark Carley


  • Save for exceptions related to health and safety, employers have no statutory obligation to provide or finance training for employees. (See General)
  • Employers must pay a contribution of employees' earnings to a national training fund. (See Employers' levy)
  • A statutory apprenticeship system applies to craft trades. (See Apprenticeships)
  • There is a national traineeship programme for non-crafts occupations. (See Traineeships)