Financial compensation for adult apprenticeship

An employer who hires an apprentice who is older than 18 years, may benefit from a partial reimbursement of the apprenticeship wage and the employer's share of social security contributions


This aid is available to all companies that employ an apprentice on the basis of an apprenticeship contract for adults.

Terms & Conditions

The company must be established in Luxembourg and be authorised to train apprentices.

The trade or profession in which the apprenticeship is done must be included in the Grand-ducal regulation that determines all the professions and trades recognised for vocational training (apprenticeships).


The amount of the compensation is equal to the difference of the social minimum wage for unqualified workers (SSM) and the apprenticeship allowance paid in the initial apprenticeship scheme .

This reimbursement is due as long as the adult apprenticeship contract lasts.


Contact ADEM’s Professional Guidance Service.

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