Apprentices are particularly welcome to avail of our services free of charge for the duration of their apprenticeship. The Connect Trade Union offers a unique free service to all apprentices throughout their full period of Apprenticeship. For advice or assistance on matters relating to your apprenticeship. We are the union best suited to your needs. The Connect Trade Union is the largest craft union in the State.
The Connect Trade Union is the second largest Union involved in Irish Manufacturing. We believe that apprentices are paramount to the future and our Union and welcome their involvement within the Union at all levels and that they should be fully aware of all entitlements due to them as apprentices. In this section, we aim to achieve that objective.
Rates of Pay for apprentices can vary depending on what apprenticeship you are doing and what industry. The Pocket Books in our Publications gives an outline of some of the conditions and rates of pay for the Mechanical, Electrical and Construction Industries. Apprentices accrue holiday entitlements during their off the job phases.
Connect Trade Union’s Submission to the Government on the Apprenticeship Action Plan 2021-2015 can be viewed here.