GRETB Training Centre participants may be entitled to extra payment

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection you may be entitled to receive an extra payment while attending a course at the GRETB Training Centre.

The centre's free day courses are job focused with an emphasis on work placement. Programmes include pharmacy sales assistant, office support skills, tourism with business, manual and computerised accounts, CompTIA Network+, sports recreation, bus driving, and HGV rigid and artic.

All courses are certified and accredited by nationally and internationally recognised examining and professional bodies. GRETB offers literacy and numeracy support services tailored to course content. To apply for free GRETB training courses visit or apply through your nearest DEASP office.

Another option is an apprenticeship, which has traditionally been the path to skilled occupations in sectors such as construction, engineering, motor, electrical, and plumbing. However, a recently expanded model of apprenticeship has been introduced, in which a wider range of occupations are attracting more people towards this career path.

The range of apprenticeship options in Ireland has now extended into areas such as insurance practice, electrical engineering, manufacturing and network engineer, international financial services, hospitality, accounting, and commis chef, with more in development. Apprenticeship offers the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ as participants are paid throughout their apprenticeship. To apply for an apprenticeship course visit

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