Apprenticeship Training Allowances

Apprentice Training Allowances (Gross Wage Norms)

Training allowances for apprentices are calculated with reference to gross wage norms payable in industry for the different trade sectors. The actual allowance received will generally be less as it is based on the net take home pay calculated based on the Gross Wage Norm.

  • Engineering Industry
  • Construction Industry
  • Motor Industry
  • Printing and Paper Industry (3 year cycle)
  • Electrical Industry (Trade 46). 

Engineering Industry

Effective: 01 April 2007

Year Gross Wage Norm
Phase 2 €197.47
Phase 4 €296.42
Phase 6 €439.51
4th Year €531.49

Includes:

  • Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitting 
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Sheet Metalwork
  • Toolmaking
  • Farriery
  • Industrial Insulation.

Construction Industry

Effective: 04 February 2011

Year Gross Wage Norm
Phase 2 €223.47
Phase 4 €335.79
Phase 6 €503.49
Year 4 €604.11

Includes:

  • Brick & Stonelaying
  • Cabinet Making
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Floor/Wall Tiling
  • Wood Machinery
  • Wood Manufacturing & Finishing.

Motor Industry

Effective: 01 May 2008

Year Gross Wage Norm
Phase 2 €195.25
Phase 4 €293.17
Phase 6 €439.75
Year 4 €527.70

Includes:

  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Vehicle Body Repairs
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanics
  • Construction Plant Fitting.

Printing and Paper Industry - 3 Year Cycle

Note: Printing Rates advised by I.M.P.A. 

Effective: 01 November 2007

Year Gross Wage Norm
Year 1 €323.63
Year 2 €345.21
Year 3 €388.36

Includes:

  • Print Media

Electrical Industry (Trade 46)

Employed by Electrical Contracting Firms (Industry 04/01/016)

Effective: 01 April 2007

Year Gross Wage Norm
Phase 2 €242.58
Phase 4 €363.87
Phase 6 €525.72
Year 4 €647.01

Includes:

  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Instrumentation
  • Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
  • Instrumentation. 
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