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Apprenticeship offers rising

11.02.2013 From our online archive
More than 1,500 young people became apprentices in Luxembourg last year in a bid to boost skills and get on the first rung of the career ladder.

More than 1,500 young people became apprentices in Luxembourg last year in a bid to boost skills and get on the first rung of the career ladder.

According to the Luxembourg government, 1,555 young people found an apprenticeship in the Grand Duchy and Greater Region, helping them to complete various qualifications.

Experience leads to qualifications

As a result of their experiences, 1,171 people qualified for a degree in professional competence (DAP) or professional or technical certificate (CATP), 317 people received a certificate in professional competence (CCP) and 34 signed a training agreement with the public sector.

Not all completed apprenticeships in Luxembourg. Altogether, 33 completed apprenticeships in schools in Belgium, France or Germany.

Apprentice offers rise

The number of young people signing up to apprenticeships was slightly lower than 2011, when 1,582 apprenticeships were completed. But, while the number of requests for apprenticeships made directly through the job centre or ADEM fell from 352 last year to 309, the number of offers rose. By the end of 2012, the ADEM had received 188 apprenticeship offers from companies compared with 127 the year before.

Learning for adults

Young people were not the only ones to benefit from apprenticeships in Luxembourg. Altogether, 397 adults received on-the-job training from apprenticeship schemes last year. These resulted in 320 people receiving CATP or DAP qualifications, 71 qualifying for CCPs and one receiving a technical diploma.

The figure was slightly lower than the results for the previous year when 454 adults participated in an apprenticeship.