Horticultural Apprentices

Launch of Apprenticeships Webinar

April 27, 2024
By: Gerd Alscher

Sportsturf Apprentices Punchestown RacecourseA live webinar took place on Wednesday, 20 March, which was aimed at providing an insight into the new land-based higher education apprenticeships recently launched by Consortium Groups and Teagasc, in collaboration with SOLAS. SOLAS is the statutory regulator for the apprenticeship programmes – approval of employer and registration of apprentices. The webinar provided valuable insights into the diverse opportunities awaiting in agriculture and horticulture.Farm Management Apprentices (1)Farm Technician ApprenticesHorticultural Apprentices
Topics discussed on the webinar included:
• The employer approval and apprentice registration process and the extensive benefits of pursuing an apprenticeship
• The benefits of pursuing an apprenticeship with Teagasc and your career options afterwards
• Three current apprentices and their employers shared their personal journeys and learning experiences.
Teagasc currently co-ordinate four different 2-year apprenticeship programmes, further details available at:

The link to the webinar is available at https://www.teagasc.ie/education/events/
For more information, contact the Teagasc National Apprenticeship Programme Specialist marcella.phelan@teagasc.ie

(Text and pics by Carmel)

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