FIT is keen to support employers on their apprenticeship journey.
There are two main types of financial supports currently available for employers:
1. Employer Grant – The Employer Grant was announced by Government as part of the Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021-2025. . Apprenticeship employers are eligible to receive a €2,000 grant annually for each registered apprentice, effective from 01 January 2022. This includes apprentices who were registered 2019-2021 and who continue in employment as of 01 January 2022. More details & how to apply >
2. Gender Bursary – The Gender bursary was implemented with effect from 01 January 2022 and eligible employers will receive a €2,666 bursary for each registered apprentice from the minority gender. It covers female tech apprentices in Cybersecurity and Computer Networking Associate programmes. More details & how to apply >
Additionally, a range of state grants and supports are available to help cover the cost of supporting somebody with a disability in recruitment and employment, providing awareness training to staff, and adapting your workplace. Information on these grants is available here: