For the more practical minded students, looking to earn new skills, a qualification and a wage, an apprenticeship can be a great option. There is a wide range of trades to choose from. They generally take 4 years and are a mix of working and training in a centre. You must be at least 16, preferably of Leaving Cert standard and you must find an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice and sign up with Fas.
For further details on apprenticeships, explore www.fas.ie