Today, more and more companies in lack of qualified staff discover the benefits of apprenticeships. This can be either by employing an apprentice or by encouraging employees to upskill their career by starting an apprenticeship.
Here are some benefits of apprenticehips:
- Apprenticeships foster the level of qualification
During an apprenticeship, the apprentice receives indepth theoretical and practical training allowing them to improve their skills for the benefit of the company.
- Apprenticeships help to support the company's future development
An apprenticeship will ensure that the skills developed are in line with the company's future needs. This will help to fill skill gaps and allow to train future company manager.
- Apprenticeships increase staff loyalty and retention
Employees who have integrated the company as an apprentice are more committed to the company and tend to stay for longer. This reduces recruitment costs and contributes to a motivated work environment.
In order to promote apprenticeships, the Luxembourg Employment Fund offers a number of financial support measures and subsidies.
Companies’ request for a greater number of highly qualified employees is one element that reveals the importance of apprenticeship. Indeed, an apprenticeship aims to reconcile school-based training generally obtained from a technical school and training in a professional environment with a training company having the right to train apprentices.
Training can only be related to a profession requiring apprenticeship. The normal duration of training is fixed at 3 years. This may be extended under certain conditions.
The training company who hires an apprentice may, on the basis of an apprenticeship contract, benefit from an aid and get a partial reimbursement of the apprenticeship allowance and social charges.
Financial aid for the promotion of apprenticeships
A certain number of financial support measures and subsidies are offered by the Employment Fund within the framework of an apprenticeship.
Types of apprenticeship
The different types of apprenticeship are presented here.
Getting the right to train apprentices
When a company wishes to hire an apprentice, it must first have or obtain an authorisation to train apprentices.
Declare your apprenticeship positions
The declaration of apprenticeship positions to the ADEM’s Career Guidance Service is compulsory. By declaring the vacant appprenticeship position, ADEM will be able to help you find the right candidate.
Apprenticeship placement is provided by ADEM's Vocational Guidance Service which will communicate your apprenticeship offer to a large number of registered apprenticeship applicants.